Why You Should Walk in the Winter

With the rise of technology, diet fads, and plastic surgery, staying fit should not be a feat. With everything easily fed to you, it can be so overwhelming, and you tend not to do anything at all. So, we go back to the basics: simple, fun and free workouts to start doing in 2015!

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The American Heart Association suggests a total of 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week or 30 minutes per day, five times a week. One can begin with walking. The association states that just 30 minutes of walking improves circulation, reduces the risks of coronary heart diseases and stroke, lowers cholesterol and improve blood pressure, scales down the risks of breast and colon cancer, and of course, weightloss.

Study shows that for every hour of brisk walking, life expectancy may shoot up for two more hours for some people. Walking uphill, nonetheless, as a higher intensity workout intensifies strength and stamina. While at it, try to up your game by doing brisk walks.

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The Guardian further states that brisk walking may actually be healthier than running.

“Brisk walking reduces the risk of heart disease more effectively than running when the energy expenditure of both activities is balanced out, a study has found. Researchers compared data from two studies of 33,060 runners and 15,045 walkers. For the same amount of energy used, walkers experienced greater health benefits than runners.”

PS: Don’t forget to vary your workout routine!

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