Walking Smart for Your Health
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Any person who wants to walk for exercise will be walking for their good health. Doing this is walking smart and performing a good, healthy activity for themselves.
I have written this post to show all 50+ citizens how walking is a great exercise for your health.
The first thing that you should do is get an O.K. to walk from your health care provider. That seems pretty simple, but when a person is walking they are doing a physical activity. So, you should get a checkup from your health care provider.
OK, now that we have that out of the way, let’s talk about your actual walking. If you are a person who walks you are actually exercising. This activity of exercising is a very good one for keeping everybody healthy and mobile.
A person can develop a spring in his/her step, and this is a good motion for all 50+ people.
The only must is that you wear a good, sturdy shoe that is made for walking. That is very important for all walkers to do.
In the beginning of your program you should start to walk slowly. You are not to walk too far or too long, only walk for about ten minutes.
This activity also helps keep your blood pressure under control. With the movement of walking a person creates an activity for your blood pressure to get it in control. That is for sure a good thing.
Another good thing that walking can do for you is to improve the circulation in your hips, legs, and feet. This motion keeps the blood flowing good and strong.
This motion of walking helps improve a walker’s leg circulation.
If you are a business person or a 50+ year old walker, you should have a solid blood pressure under controlfor you to walk. That support that you use to walk is your legs and feet.
Your legs and feet give you the ability to move about during your exercising.
Also when you are walking/standing you should not think about any problem or circumstance that is concerning you. You will find that doing that you will enjoy your walks even better.
Now you will be able to develop a solution for your problem if you have a clear head. Walking will give you that clear head.
Another good point for my readers is that any walker will strengthen up their back from their walking exercise.
Your back will not be as strong or as straight as a 35 year old’s back, but it will be somewhat straighter and stronger than it was before you started to walk. And you will develop a better posture also.
A walker may will need a support. Their feet and legs should supply that support and some stability. All people need this support and stability when walking or moving about. You can get this support from your feet by wearing good strong foot gear (shoes).
There are many types of supports any senior can get for their walking activity which are available today in so many places.
These range from knee supports to arch supports, they will give your knees and feet some support and a more comfortable step.
Arch supports vary in the amount of firmness that they can give a walker. They range from a soft cork type of filling to a firmer type of plastic. They all are comfortable to wear in your shoes.
Remember, to wear good foot gear or walking shoes that are comfortable and stable. You will also need socks and clothing that will not let you get too warm.
This statement by Dr. McQuillan who does a lot of work with walkers he says that walking is a great exercise for all seniors.
I have written this post for all of my fifty plus readers/walkers and I hope that all of you will start if you are not walking to start real soon.
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