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WALKING YOUR OWN WAY TO A BETTER HEALTH
We do not ask you to lift heavy weights or sweat it out on jogging tracks but to perform simple rhythmic movement of your legs just for one hour every morning in the fresh air.
All it needs is a bit of determination and the benefits are beyond your imagination. Whether you want to spend a fortune on medicines or face the world with renewed confidence , the choice is yours.
It is not a theory or a hypothesis but a practical experience and a scientific assessment. Several experiments have proved the beneficial effect of walking on both body and mind.
EFFECT ON THE HEART
Regular walks make the heart pumps more efficiently with each contraction. They improve circulation throughout the body and make one feel more active studies have also proved that walking reduces cholesterol and triglycerides, which are responsible for heart disease.
It also increases the formation of high density fats which are protective against heart at tacks.
Walking has a number of beneficial effects on high blood pressure.
Firstly, it reduces body weight, which helps in normalizing blood pressure.
Secondly, walking stimulates the opening up of blood vessels, thereby reducing the pressure.
Thirdly, it reduces Cholesterol and triglycerides in blood, which prevents hardening of the blood vessels.
Finally, an early morning walk relaxes the nervous system and reduces the production of stress-related hormones in the body.
DIABETES AND WALKING
For diabetes walking is a real blessing. It helps in reducing sugar levels in the following ways.
It increases the ability of the body to utilize glucose in a more effective way. It stimulates the production of insulin which is deficient in diabetics. The dose of insulin and anti-diabetic medicines can be reduced by regular walking.
In women, walking reduces the chances of ovarian and breast cancer by lowering the level of oestrogens in blood.
Walking improves the movement of the bowels. In executives leading a sedentary life, complaints of poor evacuation of bowels are quite common.
Walking in a natural mood elevator for patients suffering from depression and sleeplessness. According to scientists, walking increases the level of some chemicals (DOPA) in the brain the deficiency of which causes depression.