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The Many Health Benefits Of Going For A Walk

Walking Improves Balance And Coordination

There are a lot of good reasons to go for a walk. Its fun, it’s relaxing, and most important its good for your health. But what exactly are the health benefits of walking? I hope this article convinces you that heading out for a walk each day is a great idea and that it motivates you to stick to your walking schedule until you start to see results.

Walking Gets You Outside In The Fresh Air and Sunshine

No matter how fast or slow you walk, walking gets you outside and in the fresh air. This alone will make you feel better as your body absorbs the oxygen and sunshine. Both are important for your health and well-being.

You will find the air quality outside, particularly if you go for a walk on the beach or in a park, will be much better than the air inside your house. Of course, the sunshine outside will help your body product all the Vitamin D it needs.

Walking Can Help You Get To And Maintain A Healthy Weight

Walking particularly at a quick pace and doing it regularly can help you get to and then maintain a healthy weight. Yes, you still need to watch what you eat and aim for a healthy diet, but walking can be another tool to help you drop those extra pounds.

The nice thing about walking when your overweight is that you burn a lot of calories, even on short and slow walks, simply because you’re carrying so much weight around with you. As you start to lose the weight, your overall strength and endurance increases, allowing you to walk longer, further, and faster.

Walking Improves Your Sense Of Balance And Coordination

As you walk, particularly when walking over rougher terrain, your also working on your sense of balance and coordination. Just getting in the habit of going for a daily walk will help. But you can work even more on your sense of balance by moving your head around. Turn your head to the right and left as you walk for a count of 30. Then move your head up and down for a count of 30. If you do these simple exercises once or twice as you walk each day you’ll get even more benefit.

Walking Strengthens Your Bones and Muscles

Even though walking is a low impact form of exercise it helps to strengthen and tone your body. If your just starting out, it is all you need to start to get into better shape. As you get more fit, consider adding weight lifting exercises in addition to your daily walks to continue to get stronger and help develop strong muscles and bones.

Walking Will Boost Your Mood and Fight Depression

Last but not least, the exercise of walking releases endorphins that will help lift your mood and can even reduce depression. Give it a try. The next time you’re feeling tired or are in a bad mood, lace up your sneakers and go for a brisk walk. It works like a charm.

Niji No Hashi Dojo-Martial Arts-Cary-Morrisville-North Carolina

The Mayor Howard Weinbrecht, Jr of Cary,NC issued a proclamation


Recognizing October 18, 2008 AS MARTIAL ARTS DAY IN CARY

Proclamation Cary,NC Martial Arts

WHEREAS, martial arts promotes important values such as discipline, commitment, self-control and determination that that invaluable in all areas of life; and

WHEREAS, martial arts provides a powerful foundation for emotional development and success skills that lasts a lifetime; and

WHEREAS, it enhances self-esteem, goal setting abilities, anger management, and the skills of non-violent conflict resolution in people of ages, helping them to become more productive and healthy people; and

WHEREAS, participation in martial arts builds character, focus, strength, flexibility and coordination while enhancing performance in others sports, in the work place, at home, and in schools; and

WHEREAS, on Martial Arts day, martial arts schools across the nation partner with the National Association of Professional Martial Artist to rise awareness regarding the benefits of martial arts and to encourage participation.

NOW, THEREFORE , I Howard Weinbrecht, Jr., mayor of the town of Cary, North Carolina, on behalf of the Cary town council, do hereby proclaim Saturday, October 18, 2008, as Martial Arts Day in Cary and encourages all citizens of Cary to explore opportunities in martial arts and enjoy it’s many benefits both physically mentally for their health and well being.