Brisk walking a great alternative to running

Fast walking, an’excellent alternative to running

To keep fit, surely the most immediate activity to do is running, only not everyone likes it or does not want to do it, perhaps because you get tired quickly or because of too much body weight or injuries you have had. The bottom line is that doing activity outdoors is healthy and anti-stress.

For this, an excellent alternative to running is brisk walking.

Fast walking is defined as normal walking but at a faster pace, Leaning the feet starting from the heel and unloading the weight of the body onto the straight legs. Brisk walking is also a great way to warm up before practicing a free-body workout.

However, The ideal duration of brisk walking is around 60 (or 120 minutes if you are more exercised and feel ready for it). But it is still always advisable to start slow and then gradually increase the duration of the walk.

Walking is a great way to burn calories and exercise without getting too tired (keeping in mind that as little as 30 minutes a day is enough).

In addition, it is good for the circulation, Promoting the prevention of cardiovascular disease and the cholesterol.

In order to be able to practice this activity in the best way, some aspects must be evaluated:

  • choosing suitable shoes that fit the foot, are soft and have a heel of about 3 cm;
  • wear breathable clothing and, if you plan to exercise in a busy place in the evening, it should have reflective inserts;
  • Also carry a pedometer or odometer with you.

The beauty of this sport is that it has no contraindications and can be practiced by everyone, since everyone will notice when it is time to stop. Also because, in principle, it is not much different from a simple walk that you are accustomed to doing perhaps for your daily errands.