Walking Types and Uses



An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.

Henry David Thoreau

What is walking?

Walking is a very important activity to live without disease. It is about the simplest and most convenient form of exercise to take up, person can enjoy without any equipment. One can choose a particular destination & walk to reach the same. You can increase distance, speed or incline in various combinations to keep progressing. Walking every day at least for 30–45 minutes gives you much more health benefits.

There are three types of walking.

Slow Walking

  • It is always a normal pace, effortless.
  • This type of walking will alleviate physical pain and fatigue.
  • Tighten the muscles and bones of the body without causing injury.
  • Walking is the ideal style for people who are obese.

Power Walking

  • Throwing hands and feet fast.
  • This fast burns the body’s waste and sweats away most of the body.
  • Muscles and bones gain greater strength and self-confidence.
  • This Power Walking is the ideal style for people with diabetes.


  • Slightly different from the mode of walking and moderately slow.
  • So a lot of oxygen goes into the lungs and cleanses the blood and sends it to the heart
  • At the same time, it cleans every atom in the body by eliminating unnecessary waste.
  • Jogging can be done from 1/2 hour to 1 hour daily.
  • Young people can walk for 1 hour, 30-40 for 45 minutes, and older adults for 20 minutes.

Why people dislike walking?

They have mind set like Walking is Low impact sport so need more time than a run. With limited time for exercising, people are looking for more efficient exercises than walking. You can’t burn enough calories by just walking. People think walking is worthless in terms of exercising, burning calories, staying active. No matter your goal is weight loss or simply staying active, walking is the single best workout.

Benefits of Walking:

  • Lower Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke
  • Reduces the risk of diabetes
  • Improves digestion
  • boost creativity and positivity
  • Improves blood Circulation, balances hormones and provides anti-aging benefits.
  • Helps you Battle obesity
  • Walking helps to Boost your immunity
  • Better at reducing stress and depression.
  • Walking reduces the risk of death from breast and uterine cancer.
  • Best remedy for lower back pain
  • Enriches the eyesight.
  • Promotes of Strengthens muscles and bones.
  • Helps to sleep well.
  • The nervous system relaxes and the nervous system becomes active.
  • Endocrine disorders are refreshing.
  • Excess calories help burn.
  • Stabilizes the nerves.
  • Simplifies osteoarthritis functions.
  • Helps keep the body firm.
  • Keeps the skin healthy and glowing
  • It helps in maintaining a healthy balance of cholesterol levels
  • It helps to lead a longer life

Walking is an good exercise that help the body to maintain fitness and burn extra calories as well. Walking is the best and easy way of exercise. It helps to keep the body healthy and fit forever. Walking is free of cost and you don’t have to pay any monthly charges or membership fees to walk. Walk Healthy and walk Long Life!

Mohan Subramanian

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