Walking Is A Great Exercize Here's Why
You know what they say – walking is one of the worlds best medicines. Walking is one of those overlooked activities that is beneficial to your health. Think twice befor you get into the car for a short drive and consider walking instead. Also I'll bet there are places around you you haven't explored yet which would make a nice walk.
We should all consider making walking a critical part of our exercize program.
Did you know that the body make chemical changes the longer you walk. In the video below you'll discover what thos cemical changes are and that knowlge may just get you out and walking more.
The good thing is there are plenty of opportunities tho walk more. Once you realize just how much your health depends on walking, I'll bet you go walking more often.
Go do it!
What happens when you walk longer.
1 to 5 Minutes
The moment you step out of the door to take your first steps, your body will release energy-producing chemicals to fire you up for the walk. When you start walking, your heart rate will increase from 70 to 100 beats per minute — this beneficial change warms the muscles and boosts blood flow. You'll also find that stiffness reduces, and this is all thanks to the lubricating fluid that your joints produce— this will help you move more easily. At this point, your body starts to burn up to five calories per minute — fats and carbohydrates will be used as fuel to burn energy.
6 to 10 Minutes
At this time period, your heartbeat goes all the way from 100 to 140 beats per minute. And you'll start burning up to six calories per minute. Right now, your blood pressure will spike up a little but still gets countered by the release of chemicals that expand blood vessels. This then supplies more blood and oxygen to working muscles. Look, As you walk more, your body, heart and cardiovascular system will have what it takes to maintain resiliency, and your blood pressure lowers in the long run.
11 to 20 Minutes
Right now your body temperature increases and that's a good thing. Why? Well, it's primarily because you begin to sweat and the blood vessels near the skin expand to release heat. As your walk becomes more intense, you'll burn up to seven calories per minute and breathe deeper than before. At this point, two hormones, epinephrine and glucagon rise to fuel your muscles. For the most part, epinephrine is an adrenaline hormone that provides relief to asthma attacks and allergic reactions — it's actually sold in drug stores. The good news is, you can get it for free after a 20-minute walk!
21 to 45 Minutes
Go to this great source article (in the video description) for the benefits of walking even lonnger times.
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