THE BENEFITS OF WALKING ARE FAR GREATER THAN BURNING A FEW CALORIES!
If more people understood the benefits of walking, I wonder if we would have such an issue with our Healthcare system today?
Today the United States is facing the highest incidence of obesity, disease and orthopedic injury than ever before.
Amazingly, we are experiencing these challenges with the greatest number of medical doctors and advanced medical technologies available in the world.
With this information it is clear we need to make every effort possible to be responsible for our own health.
If you have been following Food First Wellness, you know that I promote optimal health with an improved lifestyle, focusing on Food First. That lifestyle includes: nutrition, sleep, toxic chemicals, and exercise.
One component of a smart exercise program can be walking. I normally recommend a walking program for my clients when I believe it will benefit their stress levels. The benefits of walking can also be seen in a handful of other areas of one’s health as well.
Walking uses the integrated use of our arms, legs and torso
For the de-conditioned, it can greatly improve metabolism
Improves efficiency in the body’s use of nutrients
Increased desire for water intake
Improves circulation of blood, lymph and Synovial fluid
Improved immune system
MOBILIZATION OF INTERNAL ORGANS
Diaphragmatic contractions massage the internal organs
Keeps the internal organs mobile and healthy
Being sedentary leads to constipation (which among other issues, can cause back and sciatic pain)
THE P-M-E-S CONNECTION
Your Physical being has a great influence on your Mental, Emotional and Spiritual being
Improved Mental clarity
Improved Mental, Emotional and Spiritual well being
You may not feel that you have the time to implement an exercise program into your busy lifestyle. But if you are concerned about your health at all,
you NEED to know that the benefits of walking are worth your time and energy.
Your body will thank you!