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Brisk Walking : The Safest and Easiest Exercise for Fitness and Good Health

Updated on March 17, 2017

Quotes:

“If you seek creative ideas go walking.
Angels whisper to a man when he goes for
a walk.”
― Raymond I. Myers

Walking in the park!
Walking in the park! | Source

Brisk Walking is the safest and easiest form of Exercise to remain healthy and fit!!

© Chitrangada Sharan June 2014,

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There are elders in my family, who wake up before Sunrise, get fresh and leave homes for long walks.

Their destination is some open space, that could be the garden, open green fields, besides the river or the Seashore.

And they have been doing it all through their lives, irrespective of how busy they are or where they are, be it a busy city or the humble country side or the villages.

I find these people, whether they are in their sixties, seventies or eighties much healthier and energetic than many or most of the youngsters of today.

WHY!!!

  • Regular walking not only keeps your body in shape, but it also energizes your body.
  • Walking has adequate and positive effect on the blood circulation in your hands, legs and brain.
  • Your mind gets alert and energetic.
  • You feel mentally and physically active, energetic and healthy.

Walking beside the river is relaxing!
Walking beside the river is relaxing! | Source

How does walking keeps you away from diseases?

  • if we walk for even two hours in a week, it can save us from brain strokes by 30% .
  • if we walk for 40 minutes thrice in a week, it increase your memory.
  • If we walk for four hours in a week, it can reduce the chances of hip fracture by 40% .
  • If we walk for 30 minutes in a day, it is a good remedy to overcome depression.
  • Walking regularly for 40 minutes to 1 hour can reduce the risk of heart attacks.
  • You can reduce your extra weight by 50% by brisk walking everyday.

Source:General physician's advice.

Walking for a healthy lifestyle, prevention from diseases and general physical fitness!

It would be wrong to say that those who are not walking and doing other forms of exercises, are not careful or conscious about their health.

Of course they are!

  • But walking has a deep and positive impact on your entire behavior, your sensibilities. The impact may be slow in the beginning but it is definitely there.
  • There are people who prefer to hit the Gym and some others who play some form of Sport.But walking or brisk walking is a safe and easy way of keeping yourself fit.
  • There are persons with some kind of health issues and cannot perform rigorous exercises in the Gym or play exhaustive sport.
  • Those persons may be suffering from heart, lungs or abdomen related health problems.
  • Walking is the safest bet for them. In any case they should not avoid efforts to keep their body weight under control.
  • Walking makes it possible and the blood circulation in their bodies also remains normal, which is good for their ailing organs.
  • It is claimed by physicians and doctors that walking has proved beneficial for patients of Diabetes, to keep their blood sugar level under control.
  • Walking helps those suffering from Arthritis, as it helps to improve bone density.
  • Regular walking regularizes blood pressure levels as well.

Walking is easy, safe and healthy!
Walking is easy, safe and healthy! | Source

Quotes:

“When I'm in turmoil, when I can't think, when I'm exhausted and afraid and feeling very, very alone, I go for walks. It's just one of those things I do. I walk and I walk and sooner or later something comes to me, something to make me feel less like jumping off a building.”


― Jim Butcher, Storm Front

Other benefits of brisk walking!

  • When you are walking in the open, your eyes see the greenery all around. This relaxes and soothes your eyes.
  • There is a feeling of contentment and pleasure in your heart. Health experts are of the opinion that if you walk for at least half an hour in the open, muscles of the heart work more efficiently.
  • Walking has a positive impact on your mood as well. Anger or depression, if any lowers and happiness increases.
  • You can walk alone or with a partner. It can be your friends, wife or kids. Walking becomes more enjoyable with someone who is as health conscious as you.
  • Always breathe through your nose while walking. Make an effort to tuck in your tummy if you can.
  • Open air fields, gardens, parks are best for walking. The place should be full of greenery and free from pollution.
  • While you are walking, keep your mind free from any kind of tension or anger.
  • Walking is safe even for pregnant women, while other exercises are not. In fact it is beneficial for the unborn child and the expectant mother.


Wear comfortable shoes while walking!
Wear comfortable shoes while walking! | Source

What kind of exercise do you prefer to keep fit and healthy?

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Put on your walking shoes, that are comfortable for your feet:

  • I think by now I must have motivated you enough to put on your walking shoes and set out to walk.
  • Make walking a regular habit and include it in your daily routine.
  • Most people make excuses these days that they do not have enough time and their work schedule does not allow them as much time.
  • But the fact is that the lifestyle today has become more or less sedentary. Spending hours in front of computers or Television is very unhealthy and this habit needs to be changed.

# Because health is wealth and sooner we realize this the better.

# Our mother nature is so beautiful. We just have to walk along to see this beauty.

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Walking is great exercise and has the bonus that you can enjoy the scenery. Good hub, voted up.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Jodah, for your visit and support!

      You said it right and this is my most preferred form of exercise too.

      Thanks for voting up!

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      ARUN KANTI CHATTERJEE 3 years ago from KOLKATA

      Brisk walking is my favourite exercise which seems to rejuvenate me keeping me fit and agile. Thank you for yet another good hub.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Especially at my age. I still run three times a week, but the time is coming when a brisk walk will have to do for me. Good information here.

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      Andrew Spacey 3 years ago from Near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire,UK

      I agree! I walk every day after tea - perhaps a mile or more - and much more at weekends, up to 20 miles a stretch! Walking is therapeutic no doubt but it also helps with hatching ideas and working things out. Votes and a share.

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      Denise W Anderson 3 years ago from Bismarck, North Dakota

      I like that saying, "health is wealth"! If we don't have our health, we don't have anything, that is for sure. I like walking, but I also enjoy swimming. It is a great full-body exercise. Unfortunately, there is cost associated with membership in a health club or gym, and during retirement, that can be prohibitive.

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 3 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Walking is simple and easy to follow. I was so strict on this exercise but for the last few months didn't follow it regularly and the result being my weight is increased. I need to cut short 5 kg and so I have to tighten my exercise schedule. I will give preference to brisk walk followed by some stretching exercise. You have brought forward a good topic, so narrative and useful. thank you for this informative post.

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      peachy 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      i love brisk walking

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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I enjoy looking at the scenery when we walk as opposed to just looking at a TV monitor or other people in a gym. Mother Nature can be so soothing to the senses.

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      Word 3 years ago from Chicago

      Hi chitrangadasharan, Brisk walking is an excellent exercise. It's fun and intense. If consistent you will shed some pounds for sure :-)

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      Anamika S 3 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

      That's some awesome information on Brisk Walking. My walking mostly is limited to walking on the treadmill as I am occupied most of the time. I am sharing this on twitter.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you ARUNKANTIji, for visit and appreciation!

      I am pleased to know that you are already following this healthy habit.

      Thanks!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you billybuc, for your positive comments!

      That's the reason, you are so agile and always writing so many useful hubs everyday. Walking definitely keeps you mentally alert and physically active.

      Have a good day!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you chef-de-jour, for your kind visit and I am glad to know your walking schedule.

      Even I do brisk walking everyday and I find it very rejuvenating.

      Thanks for your insightful comments, votes and share!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you denise.w.anderson, for your kind visit and comments!

      Swimming is very enjoyable. But as you said, membership in Gyms/ health clubs or swimming pools is very expensive, even otherwise. After retirement, of course one has limitations with respect to spending money.

      Walking on the other hand is enjoyable with immense health benefits but no cost.

      Thanks for your support!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Sunil, for visiting this hub and appreciating!

      I am glad that you liked it.

      When you start your fitness routine after a gap, it is better to make a start with walking and flexibility exercises, to avoid cramps.

      Wish you all the best and thanks again!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you peachpurple, for your visit and comment!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Peggy W, for your kind visit and positive comments!

      That's the best part of walking. You enjoy the beauty of Nature, which is so soothing to the senses and gain health benefits in the process without even realizing it.

      Thanks again!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you word55, for your kind visit and comments!

      Yes, I have seen many walkers maintain their weight, just by brisk walking. In addition it keeps you cheerful and energetic too.

      Thanks again!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hi Anamika!

      Thanks for your visit and positive comments! I have a treadmill at my home but I still go out to walk in the morning and evening, as I find it really enjoyable and refreshing. Treadmill is a little monotonous, but is useful during rainy season.

      Thanks for tweeting it as well!

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      ktnptl 3 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      That's true and very fun way. Nice article.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I walk daily and feel great about my adventures. A brilliantly thought of hub most encouraging, and with sound advice.

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      Ashok Goyal 3 years ago from Rajpura 140401 Punjab India

      I believe that Swimming, Cycling and Brisk Walking are the best natural exercises for a normal person but brisk walking is one of the easiest, best and simplest way to tone up your body, blood circulation and above all to burn extra calories. I undertake brisk walking along with my better half daily for about one hour and we walk with same steps as if we are doing the military parade. Morning Brisk walking is better than the evening walk and that too away from pollution and in the green belts. Treadmill is preferred if we can not move out in proper parks or greeneries.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks ktnptl, for your kind visit and appreciation!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Devika, for your kind visit and continued support!

      Good to know that you walk daily! Thanks and take care!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks wqaindia, for your kind visit and positive feedback!

      Very pleased to know that you brisk walk everyday with your wife. I also prefer walking in the morning and sometimes in the evening.

      Thanks and take care!

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Very well done! We can use the sights of nature to get people out there in order to exercise. They can even take their cameras to encourage family members on what they are missing.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Excellent suggestion, aviannovice!

      And who can understand the beauty of Nature, better than you!

      Thanks for your visit and support!

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      Michelle Liew 3 years ago from Singapore

      I do enjoy a good walk. Just about to go for one!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you midget38, for your visit and support!

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      Brisk walking is a great exercise, the safest one as you say. Walking definitely uplifts the spirit!

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      Marvin Parke 3 years ago from Jamaica

      I have always noticed that the health of my friends deteriorate when they buy their first car. After which they start walking again as a form as an exercise.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Vellur, for your visit and comments!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you rasta1, for your kind visit and comments!

      Walking and exercising is necessary to maintain health, even if you own a car.

      Thanks again!

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      Dianna Mendez 2 years ago

      I enjoy a brisk walk at our local park. It always helps me sleep better at night. Your information on wearing proper shoes is one people should note. Shoes provide good support and help your body alignment.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you so much teaches12345, for your visit and positive comments!

      Its good to know that you walk everyday. Even I do the same.

      Thanks for your support!

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      Linda Rogers 2 years ago from Minnesota

      I use to run for my daily work out but hated it. I learned how bad it can be for your joints and body in general, and started power walking. I have been power walking with my dogs for years now. I can be in the worst mood, and after my walk I am happy as a clam. Thanks for the informative and enjoyable hub.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Minnetonka Twin, for your kind visit and lovely comments!

      I like the term, power walking! And I agree walking makes you feel happy and calm.

      Glad you liked this hub!

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      A great hub and thanks for sharing.

      Eddy.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Eddy, for your kind visit and comments!

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      thefedorows 2 years ago from the Midwest

      I agree! Walking is a regular activity in our home. We enjoy trying out new parks and walking trails as often as we can, at least once a week. It's a great activity to do together and it doesn't cost anything!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you thefedorows, for your kind visit and positive comments!

      Glad to know that you and your family is a regular walker.

      Thanks!

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      Susan 2 years ago from India

      Walking is my favorite exercise and I love walking. Thanks for sharing this.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Susan recipes, for reading and commenting!

      Glad to know that walking is your favorite exercise as well. Sorry for a late response. Have a good day!

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      my mother in law loves to brisk walking at 6am in the morning when the sky is still dark

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks peachpurple, for your positive comments!

      I appreciate your mother in law for this habit of early morning walks. It is definitely a very important way to keep agile and healthy.

      Thanks again!

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      Audrey Hunt 19 months ago from Nashville Tn.

      I walk most every day and feel much more energetic afterward. Some days I really don't feel like going for a walk, but those are the times when I need to walk the most. It lifts my spirits and keeps me in good shape even at my age.

      Thank you for this hub. Great reminder! Sharing.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 19 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Audrey, for your appreciation of the hub! I understand that you walk regularly from your FB post. Great going indeed and I wish you best of health and happiness.

      Brisk walking is something I can not miss, not only to keep fit but also to remain positive, peaceful and happy. It helps me to remain calm in the difficult phases of the journey called Life.

      Thank you so much for commenting!

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      Diana Abrahamson 2 weeks ago from t Francis Bay

      My husband and I love walking at least four times a week. One really feels more mentally alert. Thanks for the info and the health benefits!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 13 days ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Diana for reading and sharing your thoughts!

      Yes walking is rejuvenating and therapeutic at the same time! I enjoy my evening walks in the community parks very much.

      Glad that you liked the hub! Thank you!

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      Diana Abrahamson 13 days ago from t Francis Bay

      I have heard that walking is very good for all over health. Your article was a reminder to step up and continue the exercise and not to slack off!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 12 days ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Diana for revisiting this hub!

      Appreciate you for your kind comments and for understanding the importance of brisk walking in maintaining sound health!

      Thank You!

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