Walking Is The Very Best Form of Exercise

by Dr. Armstrong

Americans are increasingly inactive and overweight.  Walking is a great way to break the cycle of inactivity and get started on the road to better health and fitness.

How many times have you or someone you know decided, "I'm getting into shape" and then tried to make the leap from a classic couch potato to Olympian in one giant leap?  

On the contrary, walking is a moderate, well-balanced exercise and a great way to get you started on the path to improved mobility and health. It is nearly impossible to over-walk, and walking a little every day will prepare your body for increased more strenuous exercise whenever it is required.

Some people try to get up early and get out to jog, when they are out of shape and overweight.  Not only is this a danger to one's health, but it is easy to become discouraged and quit exercising all together.

Walking is a total-body exercise.  It tones one's muscles, burns off excess energy and fat, and induces proper breathing, causing one to breath in a greater quantity of fresh air and stimulate circulation of the blood. Walking even has the potential to induce better eating habits.

Walking is one of the most natural things you can do and can result in increased mobility, muscular coordination, and assists in aiding all natural body functions.

This information is not intended as a substitute for professional chiropractic care.  For a free, no obligation consultation, please call our office today at 707.792.1400.

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