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Courtesy: K. Thyagarajan, Chennai

Do not try to put your thoughts and emotions, your rights and wrongs into your children. Your ideas belong to the past, but a child belongs to the future. - Sadhguru

Walking is Good Medicine

I have two doctors my left and right legs

Your heart is a muscle that beats 24 hours a day for a lifetime but like all muscles it needs to be exercised so that it can pump more blood with each beat and save you energy. An unfit heart has more work to do.

Then even simple tasks like walking to the shops or carrying the shopping can become quite tiring. if you exercise aerobically, then your muscles use oxygen more efficiently, your heart pumps more blood with each beat and it does not beat as fast. Aerobic exercise is vital for your heart.

Walking is the safest and most effective aerobic exercise for your heart because it is easy to begin a walking programmed and easy to keepit up. Walking is an exercise that you can safely do for the rest of your life.

"Brisk walking is an excellent stamina-building exercise" says the Health Education Authority in its Look after your Heart campaign. 'Your heart will benefit most from the kind of activity that builds up stamina.

The vigorous effort ofmovingyourmuscles rhythmically creates a greater demand for oxygen in the blood, and more work for the heart and lungs. Regular walking improves the balance of fatty substances in the bloodstream, lowers the resting blood pressure level and strengthens the heart muscle'

An early reseach suggests similar benefits from brisk walking after a meal. It seems that brisk walking helps clear dangerous fats from the blood and cuts the risk of clogged arteries.


protects the heart by increasing its size and strength so it can pump more blood with fewer beats, increases the size and number of blood vessels for better and more efficient circulation, increases the amount of oxygen delivered to all tissues and cells, increases the efficiency of exercising muscles and blood circulation so that muscles andblood can process oxygen more easily, increases HDL (good) cholesterol which protects heart and blood vessels from fatty deposits,increases the ability to cope with stress which means that you will be less prone to heart disease,decreases triglycerides ( sugar fats)

so they are not deposited on the lining of arteries, decreases blood pressure by improving elasticity of blood vessesl-giving less sresistance to the flow of blood and increasing oxygen flow to tissues and cells.

FREQUENCY - 3 times a week


enough to get you slightly breathless, but stillbe able to carry on a conversation, or - an RPE (rate of perceived exertion) of 13or 60 percent to 80 percent of your Target Heart Rate.

TIME - 20 to 30 minutes per session.

Build a walk into your journey to work. Get off the bus early, or park away from the office. Enjoy the challenge of longer walks in shorter times. Save the expense of driving to the shops -walk instead.Involve the family. Walking is good for children too, and it is a great way of exploring the countryside. Don't use lift or escalator. Walking briskly up and down stairs is really good for the heart.

Keep the heart in shape. If you look after your heart your heart will look after you.

Walking helps develop good posture, firms and tones muscles, improving body shape, burns stored body fat and helps weight loss, promotes strong bone growth, reducing the risk of osteoporis in later life, reduces the risk of heart disease and back pain, makes kid physically and mentally alert.

When and where to walk

Walk in your lunch hour- This is one way to get outdoors and re-charge yourself for the afternoon.

A brisk aerobic walk will lift your energyand vitality and will give you the 'zip' you need to get you throuoghthe rest of the day.

Walk the stairs. Use the stairs instead of a lift. Stair climing tones the legs and builds cardiovascular fitness and you can walk away up to twice as many calories as normal aerobic walking.

Walk in the evening -This is a time to relax and ease away the stress after a busy day. Evening walks are a time to reflect on the passing day, a time to let go, a time to try 'walking meditation' Walking is a natural, healthy expression of the human body. It helps resotre rhythm and balance, makes you fit, healthy and whole.

Walking is aerobic. It will give all the aerobic benefits of jogging,swimming, aerobics and more extreme exercises -stamina, endurance and cardiovascular fitness.

It is the perfect exercise for weight loss for back pain, osteoporosis, respiratory problems, diabetes, arthritiscardiac rehabilitation, and a variety of other health problems.

Walking improves both muscle tone and strength. It tones and strengthens your hips, thighs, stomach, and buttocks and will help your body look sleek and firm

So, keep walking...

The Organs of your body have their sensory touches at the bottom of your foot , if you massage these points you will find reliefFrom aches and pains as you can see the organs are on right and left foot, the heart is on the left foot.

This time, it put organs on the feet as they are. Typically they are shown as points and arrows to show which organ it connects to. It is indeed correct since the nerves connected to these organs terminate here.

This is covered in great details in Acupressure studies or textbooks.

God created our body so well that he thought of even this. He made us walk so that we will always be pressing these pressure points and thus keeping these organs activated at all times.

So, keep walking...


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