Recent research reveals that the simple exercise is even better than you thought and is easier than doing exercise. Fitness experts said that walking is a “super food” when it comes to a healthy lifestyle. Many people believe that walking is a great way to stay fit.
Walking gives every movement of a body. It’s easier to get movement than it is to get exercise. Many researchers said that altering physical activity with inactivity is more damaging to heart disease than physical activity alone. Walking will get rid from stress i.e., daily movement over workouts and an active lifestyle over weekends of warrior games. This is to suggest you that combined physical activity and inactivity may be more important for chronic disease.
“Actively sedentary is a new category of people who are fit for one hour but sitting around the rest of the day,” Bowman said. “You can’t offset 10 hours of stillness with one hour of exercise.”
Median training time was six-and-a-half hours per week, while median total sitting time was eight to 10.75 hours a day. This suggests that even these dedicated runners are both highly sedentary and highly active.
Leslie Sansone, creator of the “Walk at Home: Mix & Match Walk Blasters” DVD, said too many people believe that spending grueling hours at the gym is the only way to fitness.
Sansone recommends starting with three miles of walking in an hour, increasing to four miles. She also said that in a week, one should get involved with a minimum of 150 minutes of activity. ‘There’s this ‘Biggest Loser’ idea out there that if you’re not throwing up and crying you’re not getting fit,’ she said, referring to the popular television weight-loss show.
She added that a small study of non-obese men published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports and Exercise by scientists at Indiana University suggests that three five-minute walks done throughout three hours of prolonged sitting reverses the harmful effects of prolonged sitting on arteries in the legs.
Dr. Carol Ewing Garber, president of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), notes that fitness-walking guidelines of 10,000 steps per day may be too much for many.
Garber, a professor of movement sciences at Columbia University in New York says that walking is great for overall health, but recognizes that it is less beneficial for your bones than running. He also suggests that even one bout of exercise causes beneficial physiological effects.