Do you walk regularly to stay fit? Of course, walking is so much better than doing nothing at all, and it is a great compliment to any exercise routine. But is walking enough exercise to help someone lose weight and stay healthy??
Walking is simple (for most), it’s free, and it’s an enjoyable way to view the scenery. Jackson Fyfe, Professor of Applied Sport Science at Deakin University, said this: “Walking is of course better than no exercise at all, but to maximize health benefits, a combination of aerobic-type (running, cycling, swimming) and strength-type exercise (lifting weights/resistance training or bodyweight exercises) should be performed regularly. We know being unfit shortens life, and countering the losses of muscle strength/power and bone density as we age can improve our ability to perform daily tasks, while reducing the risk of falls and associated complications.Walking alone is simply not sufficient for most people, although it may provide a platform to more specific, intense exercise. So moderate- to high-intensity aerobic and strength training should also be incorporated into regular exercise programs. Of course, this does not mean walking does not have benefits, but there are aspects of the health-promoting effects of exercise that walking alone cannot provide.”
Our advice is to add safe, effective resistance training into your workout routine. You’re never too old, too inexperienced, too broken, too uncoordinated, or too far gone to start doing resistance training. It’s good for your muscles, your bones, your heart, and your longevity!
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Thank you for taking the time to read this!- Mandy Webb, KW Fitness Co-Owner