Today our world is full of people with ill health, mental tension and psychological disorders. Life for many is a mad rush from one activity to another. Few care about acquiring a healthy body through healthy ways. I believe morning walk is one such means which can bring about a healthy body and thereby reduce the health disorders of our world.
The best time to go for morning walk is as soon as one gets up. It is better that one does not drink or eat anything before going for walk. One should also be very careful about the place where one takes walk. Preferably, it should be an open place with plenty of fresh and clean air. Gardens, parks, green belt areas, etc., are therefore, excellent places. Busy roads, congested residential areas, dirty streets, etc., should be avoided. One should also avoid busy public roads with early morning traffic.
Morning walk can be taken by anyone. There is no age limit. It is good for everyone. Morning walk is, however, most ideal and highly recommended for middle-aged and old people. It is good for persons working in offices, having more of mental work than physical work. Morning walk is an exercise and, therefore, it should not be too slow or too fast.
A medium pace should be kept throughout the walk. It is also important that one should walk alone and in case, there is a company one should not talk and converse during the walk. During the walk, the person should be more interested in getting exercise than enjoying the sights along the path.
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Morning walk can immensely help a person’s health. It energizes his vital organs and the various systems and parts of the body. During sleep most of the organs and parts of the body are at rest and a walk in the morning can make them fresh again. It vitalizes our systems, such as, circulatory system, respiratory system, excretory system, etc.
It removes weariness and the feeling of dullness. The open fresh air refreshes our body and mind. It improves blood circulation and activates our muscles.
That is why, many patients are advised by doctors to go for morning walks. Morning walk has tremendous recuperating effect. The morning cool breeze, the fresh air, the charming sights at the dawn, etc., can do marvels to a patient.
One of the greatest merits of morning walk is that it refreshes not only our body but also soothes our burdened minds and tensioned hearts. Today mental problems outplace physical ailments and diseases in the world.
One of the best remedies for this universal phenomenon is morning walk. A good morning walk can do wonders with regard to mental health. Morning walk makes the person alive and fit for the day’s activity.
In a world of fast life, hectic activity and constant tension, a morning walk can act like a tranquillizer. It can dispel many of our physical and mental ills. More than anything else, morning walk makes us physically healthy, mentally fit and energetic. It is one of those good habits in life that we should try to acquire and maintain throughout our life.
I have a confession. I'm not someone who likes going to the gym.While building a healthy lifestyle has been an important habit for me, I just don't have the time or the interest in joining one of those national gym chains.
Instead, I have found that one of the best ways to improve and maintain my health is to simply focus on walking first thing in the morning.
Walking in the morning on a regular basis will result in multiple health benefits and it is sure to enhance not only physical health but also mental and emotional well-being.
If you are curious about whether an early stroll would help your health, energy and overall well-being, check out the following seven benefits of a morning walk.
1. Walking gives you energy for the rest of the day.
When we take a brisk walk in the morning, we are quickly activating our body's systems. Pulse rate rapidly increases, perspiration begins to flow, and we suddenly feel a level of alertness about ourselves and our environment. Once we begin walking in the morning, this improvement in mood may last throughout the day.
In no time at all, by moving your body in the form of a morning walk, you have taken yourself from lethargy to high energy. Circulation and hormonal balance improve while your feeling of mental sharpness and general refreshment skyrocket. The trick is that by using energy to exercise, we actually become more energetic.
2. Walking in the morning removes the “I’ll do it later” excuse.
One problem many of us face with exercise generally is procrastination, which can lead to total avoidance of the exercise we so desperately need to achieve better health. Walking in the morning creates a routine or a healthy habit that we will start to do without going through the endless mental process of questioning whether or not you “feel” like exercising. By walking in the morning, you get your exercise out of the way first thing in your day. You have no time for procrastination if you get out the door and do the walking soon after you wake up and start your day.
3. Walking in the morning creates a positive mindset for your other important activities.
When we actually do our walking first thing in the day and finish it while the day is still young, we feel encouraged by a sense of achievement.
We feel good about ourselves once we can check the exercise box of our “to do” list. In addition, let's not forget the feeling that exercise itself can bring. Taking a brisk walk in the morning creates an energy boost, a mental sharpness and a sort of walker's “high” that comes with all vigorous exercise.
Once the walk is over, the “can do” attitude will carry over to the other things you face throughout the day. That morning walk actually creates a positive momentum going forward.
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4. Walking in the morning promotes weight loss.
When it comes to burning calories, walking is your ally in the constant battle we all face in losing and/or maintaining weight.
Although the calorie burn from walking may not be as great as running, for example, the activity of walking does steadily burn calories that will contribute to weight loss. Remember to take a bottle of water with you to stay hydrated and at peak energy levels so that you can devote as much effort as possible into your morning walk.
If you walk in the morning consistently, you will see a gradual difference in weight and body composition. The beauty of walking in the morning is that most people feel it is a workout program they can stick to in the long term.
5. Early morning exercise is good for your heart.
Walking in the morning has tremendous cardiovascular benefits. One of the greatest threats to good health is heart disease, which affects as much as 40% of the world population.
As many of us know, one of the most effective ways to avoid heart disease is to stay physically active. While many of us think that we would have to engage in more intense exercise to fight heart disease, this is absolutely not true.
Studies show that by consistently walking in the morning at a brisk pace between three to four miles per hour, we can reduce our chances of suffering from heart disease by as much as 40%.
When we do go on a brisk walk, the activity makes our hearts work a little harder, and, as a result, this essential organ becomes fitter. Studies have shown that walking lowers the risk of a second heart attack after suffering from one. Additional benefits from walking include a lowering of blood pressure from the improved blood circulation that walking provides. Walking is a fantastic way to address high blood pressure, hypertension, heart attack and stroke risk because the activity strengthens the heart and generally improves cardiovascular health.
6. Walking in the morning has social benefits.
One of the great aspects of walking is that it can be extremely social. Even though a brisk walk can be strenuous, it is usually possible to carry on a conversation with other people while walking.
Because we all share the need to stay healthy, walking is an excellent way to spend time with friends and family by doing something together that is good for everyone.
Form a walking club with designated times to get together. Remember that by promising others you will walk with them, you also increase the chances that you will follow through and make good on your promise. This way all procrastination will be squashed and you will most likely meet your exercise goals for each and every day!
7. Morning walking give you time to plan out the day.
Your morning walk will take at least 20 minutes or as much as an hour to complete. During this time, you will have the chance to collect your thoughts about the day to come.
Many people do like to use their walking time to think through what they expect to do during the day and to prioritize what needs to be accomplished. By using the time expended while walking for day planning, many people find that they get a lot more done throughout the rest of the day.
Benefits of a Morning Walk -Conclusion
So, what do you think about a morning walk now?
Is a morning walk something you will give a chance? Can becoming a morning walker save you from the chore of going to the gym? Is it worthwhile exercise?
Tell me what you think in the comments section below and be sure to share this article with your friends if you think it would help.