The Power Of Walking, Man’s Best Medicine

As my clients will tell you I am a big advocate for the benefits of walking and I know from experience that walking is more effective for weight loss and overall health than running. Many of you may question this theory and disregard what I say only to begin running on your own against my advice instead of walking with the belief that you will lose weight or get in shape faster by running….you would be incorrect.

If this is the path you choose I understand, but remember that everything I pass on to you is from years of tried and true experience. As a coach I have already made the mistakes so you don’t have to. Lets look beyond walking for a second and look at the big picture because you living a healthy, vibrant, and energetic life is what’s most important. 

Looking beyond the physical benefits of walking, it actually supports health in every sense…physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, providing you with balance. Walking can be one of your best weapons for fighting off infection, disease, relieving stress, and boosting the immune system.

A recent study has shown us that just a 45-minute walk increased immune activity in the cells by 57%. In another study lab rats were given a chemical that induces breast cancer where half the rats were put in cages with an exercise wheel and the others not. Guess what happened…Yep, you guessed it, the rats who exercised on the wheel had one third fewer cases of breast cancer.

Harvard University shows us another great example where researchers determined that men who walk vigorously daily reduce the risk of prostate cancer up to 88%…..WOW!

Don’t underestimate the power of walking as it has also been shown to reduce heart disease, stroke, diabetes, pain, arthritis, and osteoporosis. We have also seen improved sleep, strength, flexibility, stamina, mental clarity, depression, and anxiety.

The most important take away message of today’s post is focus on that which is truly most important and don’t get distracted by bright shiny objects that can steer you in the wrong direction. Listen to your coaches who have the experience and knowledge to back up their claims and who have your best interests in mind. Stay focused on the big picture, which is the journey and how each day, by accomplishing small attainable goals we like to call “Daily Victories”, you’re going to improve your life!

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About Chris Gray
Chris Gray is the owner of Punch Kettlebell Gym Dover, Dover's premier personal training center. If you're not yet ready to begin your fitness journey with a free consultation, visit http://www.FreeFitnessDownloads.com to instantly download a free report revealing "The Truth About Fat Loss", plus 4 other bonus reports from Dover's premier fitness expert.

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