Walking each day an hour has many benefits. First of all, it burns calories and you quite a lot of weight. But, who knew that there would be so much more to it than just that.
DID YOU KNOW?
• When you walk at a pace of 3.5 mph or faster than that you’re actually doing an aerobic exercise.
• Walking works the big muscles in the lower body that requires lots of fuel.
• It also pumps up the breathing as well as the heart rate, so the blood can deliver oxygen and fuel to your muscles and it can also carry away waste.
If walking 30 minutes a day at a normal intense level decreases your risk for several health issues. This includes viral illnesses, heart disease, diabetes, various kinds of cancer and high blood pressure. If this is the case with 30 minutes walking than imagine the benefits of 1-hour walking.
Walking is much easier for the joints than running and easier done by elderly or people who do not have a good physic. As it still has an impact on your ankles, knees, hips and the spine, which strengthens the bones and also reduces you’re the risk of osteoporosis
Things Walking Does To a Person
Walking is excellent for an individual. It helps an individual in various ways like:
1. Losing Weight
It is said that the more you weigh the more you have to burn just by walking for an hour. Therefore if someone who weights 125 pounds will burns 240 calories by walking for an hour. However, he/she has will have to walk at 3.5 mph, but someone who weights a 185-pound will burn 356 calories. For every one pound of weight, you will lose 3,500 calories. Losing weight through dieting or walking is totally your choice. A 185-pound person walking every dyad for each hour at a 3.5 mph will burn each day 356 calories. Therefore, approximately about 10 days would be taken to lose a pound. Which is about 37 pounds each year without any changes.
If weight wants to be dropped off quicker, then three things one should change:
• The Walking Speed
All kinds of activity burn’s fat, even a stroll. Therefore, the faster one walks, the more one burns. A 155-pound person burns 298 calories at 3.5 mph, 334 calories at 4 mph and 372 calories at the brisk pace of 4.5 mph. Walking one hour daily, this translates to 2.6 pounds per month at 3.5 mph, 2.9 pounds per month at 4 mph and 3.2 pounds per month at 4.5 mph.
• Terrain and Incline
If you walk through hilly terrain, you burn more calories while going uphill than if you walk where it’s flat. You can also increase the intensity and burn of your treadmill workout by walking on an incline. A 170-pound person who walks at a 3.5-mph pace burns 259 calories but can boost the burn up to 408 calories walking uphill. This translates into a weight loss of a little less than one pound per week.
• Number of Hours
The more you walk the more you lose.
2. Your Mood Will Improve
You know how sometimes it takes a glass of wine or a square (or three) of dark chocolate to blunt the edge of a rough day? Well, going for a walk is a zero-calorie strategy with the same benefits, says Dr. Jampolis. “Research shows that regular walking actually modifies your nervous system so much that you’ll experience a decrease in anger and hostility,” she says. What’s more, when you make your walks social—you stride with, say, your partner, a neighbor, or a good friend—that interaction helps you feel connected, says Dr. Jampolis, which boosts mood. Finally, walking outdoors exposes you to natural sunlight, which can help stave off Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)—making it a potential antidote for the winter blues, says Dr. Jampolis.
Whether you’re feeling stuck at work or you’ve been searching for a solution to a tricky problem, research shows it’s a good idea to get moving: According to a 2014 study in the Journal of Experimental Psychology, Learning, Memory, and Cognition, going for a walk can spark creativity. “Researchers administered creative-thinking tests to subjects while seated and while walking and found that the walkers thought more creatively than the sitters,” says Dr. Jampolis.