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New To Your Fitness Centre? Give Walking A Shot

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When you step through the doors of a fitness centre the first day after you join, it can be easy to feel a little overwhelmed at the multitude of exercise options facing you. Instead of getting discouraged, though, it's best to take the plunge and pick an activity that suits you. If you're new to the world of working out, don't overlook the simple act of walking on a treadmill. While this form of exercise might seem a little sedentary compared to an up-tempo workout on the rowing machine or a high-intensity interval training class, walking provides a long list of health benefits. Regardless of your fitness goals, walking can deliver. Here are three perks to keeping your workout simple with this exercise.

Weight Loss

It's possible to successfully meet your weight-loss goals with the help of walking. Although vigorous forms of exercise burn calories quicker than walking, the latter is easier to sustain for an extended period; as such, it can be a valuable ally in your quest to burn calories and thus lose weight. If you weigh 200 pounds and walk for 60 minutes at a moderate tempo of 3.5 miles per hour, you'll burn about 391 calories. Turn to this workout about five times a week and you might soon be smiling about your slimmer physique.

Relief For Your Joints

If you've suffered from joint pain during many forms of exercise, it can easy to get discouraged and think that you won't be able to reach your fitness goals. It's possible, however, that you've been using the wrong exercises. Walking is a low-impact exercise that generates very little jarring to your ankle, knee and hip joints. Whereas high-impact exercises such as jogging and step aerobics can cause joint discomfort for some people, it's often possible to adopt a walking workout without any pain.

Improved Emotional Health

Many people make a commitment to working out because of exercise's ability to reduce stress. Picture yourself enjoying a walk on the treadmill as you watch a nearby TV or listen to your MP3 player. This exercise can keep you distracted enough to allow your mind to relax. Further, exercises such as walking generate a release of endorphin hormones, which generate a feeling of happiness. If you go for a few walks at the gym and find that you're healthily "addicted" to the feeling you experience, those are the endorphins working their magic for you.


23 July 2015