Although it’s a rude thing to say to anyone if the person is bothering you or interfering with your life but it’s a blessing in disguise if practiced more often. I am obviously not saying about using the phrase on someone but to take up walking whenever and wherever possible.
Walking is recommended as a great exercise for controlling weight, improving BMI (Body Mass Index), to recover and prevent cardio-pulmonary problems and for many more reasons. It stimulates and improves blood flow of the body hence making it a healthy choice of an exercise regimen.
Here are a few tips to start walking and busting myths about it:
Ditch the pedometer
Since this is the modern era in which each and every step can be counted and monitored, it should not be taken very seriously. At times taking pressure to complete the decided number of steps daily can be exhausting and chances of burn-out are possible. Try going on a same route if you must and avoid checking it out very frequently. Only request is to complete the steps without taking any stress and take rest in between if needed.
First of all, it’s nothing more than a form of exercise and there is absolutely no need of treating it as a punishment just for the sake of completing it. If you don’t enjoy it then don’t practice it. Choose a form of exercise you like spending your calories in. Or else try making it more enjoyable by plugging your ear-pods to favorite music or going to a different landscape if it gets monotonous. Always remember the key word: ENJOY!! You are there to have fun. Go alone or go in a group whatever you feel like, just go.
Over-Enthusiasm is bad
As a practicing physio, I have came across very weird ideas and queries of people asking about adding weights belts/cuffs on their limbs during walk for increasing the calorie expenditure and improving the efficiency of muscles. Most of them either have recently watched some sport based movie or a sportsperson biopic which have the technique used during training of the concerned athlete. If you want to increase your calorie expenditure or get fitter, increase your miles or the time gradually. Adding weights would be a route of inviting injuries if not undertaken with the professional supervision.
Note: Kindly consult a Physio before starting if you are already suffering from certain joint ailments or systemic disorders.
The whole world is your playground, BEGIN now!!!
Any queries and suggestions are very much welcome!!