Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Walk your butt off

By Ana Valenzuela

Published Gablifestyle July 13, 2010

The ancient Greek physician Hippocrates once said that walking is man’s best medicine. Recent studies have confirmed this to be true: walking as exercise benefits the brain, heart and bones. Furthermore, it also helps prevents a number of diseases such as diabetes, breast cancer and colon cancer.

In today’s world where physical activity is beginning to be taken for granted and health standards are constantly falling, spending hours in the gym under a strenuous workout plan seems inefficient. Meanwhile, walking is now picking up popularity as a gentle, effective, convenient, and cheaper workout option. Ultimately, walking has been the unparalleled vote of many, due to its greater assurance of safety, and higher levels of health and fitness, minus the shelling out of cash and rigorous training.

Though it is pretty much a win-win situation for anyone who decides to engage in it, before you even plan your regimen, here are a few important reminders that you might want to consider:

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