How Walking Can Improve Your Health

walkingIf you are looking for an easier way to help you lose some pounds, you should consider walking. Walking can improve your health, especially when you use tools that measure your heart rate and distance.

 

Research has indicated that using a pedometer, which can be attached to your pocket or waistband can help improve physical activity by roughly 27%. This study was done by researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine. Increasing in physical activity, according to the study also resulted in a lowered risk of stroke, as well as, weight loss. If you walk on a regular basis, you can expect to see more health benefits over time. For people that are just starting out with physical activity, appropriate goals need to be set so that the person can see some initial results for motivational purposes.

 

Walking is recommended as an activity to start with because the risk of injury is low and walking can be done anywhere and doesn’t require any machines or a gym membership.

 

Before you start a walking routine, you should talk to your health care professional about your plans in order to ensure that your routine is safe and will help you to meet your fitness goals.

 

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