How to know if you are walking correctly for physical exercise

The number of medical specialists who advise is increasing walk to their patients, as the most useful and interesting option when they are encouraged to do physical exercise. In fact, there are many who think that walking is even better than running, especially if we consider how it affects the joints, since running the joints of the legs support a load of two to three times the body weight a every step, hence after the passage of time a person who has run usually presents a greater risk of developing osteoarthritis.

However, it is true that both physical activities report practically the same benefits: they reduce the risk of developing hypertension, diabetes or suffering a coronary disease in the following six years, and also improves our cardiovascular health very positively.

Of course, most experts agree on one thing: given that running usually consume about twice as much energy as when we walk, if the goal is to achieve the same effects you should spend twice as much time walking than running.

Whether you intend to start walking, or if you have been doing it for a long time, you must remember one thing: walking is not walking, especially when we speak from a physical activity point of view.

We usually make the mistake of putting on our shirts, sports clothes and our MP3 or radio player with the objective of practicing physical exercise while walking, but we do not realize the step we are taking. And is that so that it is really an effective physical activity, it is very important that the step is fast, light.

A useful option to know if you are doing well or not, is to take into account that When you walk quickly and fast, you can not have a normal conversation with another person. Therefore, the key to knowing if you are walking correctly is precisely that: when you can not talk to another person in a normal way you will realize that you are doing well. This article is published for informational purposes only. It can not and should not replace the consultation with a Physician. We advise you to consult your Trusted Doctor. ThemesExercise

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