Top Tips for a Walking Regime
The weather is feeling like fall and now may be a great time to start a walking regime. Of course, you know to pack your Fontis Water but how does one get started on this new routine? We found some great tips from Sweatcoin and are here to share some of our favorites.
Start With 20-min Walking Per Day
If you are a beginner in this activity, start with a 20-minute walk a day. Then increase that interval to half an hour in a week. In the third week it would be great to get up to 45 minutes to an hour.
It is even recommended that you introduce a walk to your daily routine twice. Of course, it would be best if it was daily, but if you can’t- then try not to miss the days of the week with this activity.
Scientists have determined that two and a half hours a week spent walking, ie 21 minutes a day, reduce the possibility of cardiovascular diseases by 31 percent, and by a percentage more than premature death.
Walking in the late evening or before bed is not the best time because that is when the metabolism naturally slows down. It also calms us down, and prepares us for sleep. Therefore, an increase in production of adrenaline in the body due to walking is definitely not necessary before bedtime.
Anyone who walks in the morning will confirm it is a great way to start the day. Whether you go to work or stay at home after that, waking up early and starting the day with a morning walk will surely supply you with energy and cheer you up to start the day. So, instead of jumping out of bed and rushing to work, start a new day with an easy morning walk to work.
Walk After The Meal
We said morning walking is better than walking very late, but what happens when we walk after meals? The muscles we use for walking use glucose for energy. And thus ‘extract’ it from the circulation and reduce the amount of glucose that remains in the blood. So the best thing you can do after eating is to get up from the table and put your body in motion.
It has been found that walking after meals is much more effective than walking before meals. Especially when it comes to maintaining healthy blood sugar levels. Further research shows that walking speeds up the time it takes for food from the stomach to reach the small intestine, which can prolong the feeling of fullness after a meal.
There is also evidence linking this form of faster digestion with less heartburn and other reflux symptoms.
So what does all this mean? Get walking and drinking Fontis Water!