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Putting one foot in front of the other. It’s something most of us do without even thinking about it. But walking – at a brisk pace for an extended period of time – can have many health benefits.
If your job puts you in front of some kind of screen all day, no doubt, you spend a lot of time sitting. Research shows that could lead to a number of health risks including obesity, cardiovascular disease, and metabolic syndrome.
Technology can help improve many activities, even something as simple as walking.
You’re out enjoying a nice, brisk walk. Your heart is pumping. Your muscles are feeling good. Then, you see people running past you. And you think: should I be running, too?
Unlike running, there is not a specific set of injuries that doctors or physical therapists tend to see in walkers.
There are certain things to keep in mind when heading out for a walk. Even when walking, it can be easy to overdo it if your body isn’t well prepared.
Walking is great exercise for anybody, but it is particularly beneficial for senior citizens who may not be able to engage in other, more strenuous types of physical activity.
Helpful advice and a reminder of the importance of adding walking to your daily life.