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Important of Physical workout in our Body - Part 1
So far you would have understood the usefulness of water in our routine life.
Now we will start the important of physical workout series.
Why Physical workout is required:
On an average daily (five days or six-day) basis, we spend 10-12 Hrs. in office or
office + driving. During this period our blood circulation is continued in our
entire body but our muscles, joint and other body remain static or there is no
workout in these areas.
Many possible problems (there is a long list and few of them are given below)
which may occur if we don’t do any physical workout in routine:
Coronary Heart Disease & Strokes, High blood pressure, Breathlessness,
Flabby body, Lack of energy, Stiff joints, Osteoporosis, Poor posture, Type-II
Diabetic, Overweight etc.
What should be our routine:
There are many ways which can be adopted in routine lifestyle, but the most
important piece is discipline when I say routine means it must happen every day
irrespective of whether you are traveling, or you may have long meetings etc.
You need to spare One hour every day (one day break in the week is ok) to
yourself and then after some time, you will see the magic in your routine
Walk or Brisk Walk (at-least One hour)
Walk or brisk walk is the easiest physical workout one can do in routine, it is
good to do in the morning and in case your office routine doesn’t permit in the
morning then you can do in the evening or night. If morning or evening or night
is a problem, then you can do it in the afternoon also.
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Few of the benefits of routine walking*
1. Weight Loss
Walking is the easiest & effective way to burn calories and lose weight. It helps
in increasing your metabolism and you tend to lose weight without any calorie
2. Improves Heart Health
Walking helps in improving your heart health.
3. Regulates Blood Pressure
Walking can also help lower blood pressure by improving circulation.
4. Regulates Blood Glucose Levels
Going on walks on a regular basis can help improve fasting and post-meal blood
5. Strengthens Bones and Eases Joint Movements
Regular walking strengthens bones by improving the lubrication between joints
and strengthening and toning your muscles.
6. Increases Lung Capacity
Walking can also increase your lung capacity. When you walk, you breathe in
more oxygen as compared to when you are stationary. This exchange of oxygen
and carbon dioxide at a larger volume can help increase your lung capacity,
thereby increasing your stamina and exercise performance.
7. Boosts Immune Functions
Walking helps in reducing frequent attacks of infection and boosts immunity.
8. Improves Gastrointestinal Function
Apart from maintaining good food habits and drinking water, you should also,
walk to improve gastrointestinal function.
9. Reduces Stress
Walking can help in reducing stress levels by improving circulation, which, in
turn, provides nutrients and oxygen to the cells. It also stimulates the nervous
system receptors and decreases the production of stress hormones.
10. Improves Memory
Walk every day to give your memory power a boost.
* If someone is already suffering from some disease then the person
should follow doctor’s advice before starting any new exercise
This Health Gyan-Byte is contributed by Naresh
Pathak. He is currently associated with ANDRITZ as
CIO- India + South East Asia region. He has more
than 23 years of work experience in the IT industry.
Naresh is a Marathoner & Yoga practitioner and
health freak, creating awareness among people to
live healthy lifestyle.