As the weather begins to cool in Atlanta, it’s a perfect time to begin a regular walking plan. And according to scientists and doctors, walking is as necessary as eating! Yes, that’s right … walking!
Katy Bowman, author of “Move Your DNA: Restore Your Health Through Natural Movement,” suggest there are movement nutrients, exactly like dietary nutrients, that your body requires.
“Walking is a superfood. It’s the defining movement of a human,” said Bowman, a biomechanist based in Ventura, California. “It’s a lot easier to get movement than it is to get exercise.”
According to an article on Reuters, “researchers say emerging evidence suggests that combined physical activity and inactivity may be more important for chronic disease risk than physical activity alone.” Of course as you begin to implement a new walking routine, it is also important to stay hydrated with Fontis Water.
So how do you get started? Leslie Sansone, creator of the “Walk at Home: Mix & Match Walk Blasters” DVD says three miles per hour is a good beginning. She adds you can gradually work up to four miles per hour. Another interesting comment about walking and health came from Dr. Carol Ewing Garber, president of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Garber stated that current fitness-walking guidelines of 10,000 steps per day may be too much for many adults.
“About 7,500 steps may be more accurate,” she said, adding that current ACSM recommendations call for at least 150 minutes of activity each week. No matter how long or short a distance you walk, it’s just important that you get moving. To learn more about the benefits of walking, check out the complete article on the Reuters website.