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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Walking Exercise


This past week, I had been busy looking for a place for my nephew and his friend. These two young lads are neighbors in Santa Rosa City Laguna and working in Ortigas Center, one of the business districts in Manila. My nephew is a web designer while his friend is a computer programmer. Without the traffic jam from Santa Rosa City to their place of work, it takes around forty-five minutes by bus ride. The traffic jams make it times two. What makes it difficult is the needed overtime after work shift. The overtime makes it harder for both lads to commute long distance from work to home. They decided to look for a place closer to work. I had to help them scout for a place within their budget being newly employed. I managed a walking exercise.

Walking is an exercise that is beneficial to our health. Walking is a powerful way, not only as a means of aerobic exercise. But it clears our heads with thoughts that bother us. These thoughts could range from simple to complex. Well, of course it does not solve the “problem” per se at that moment. While walking, you could figure out some ideas that would possibly solve the problem. At the same time, doing an exercise that offers important cardiovascular benefits. Walking rids us of tension and stress that could cause heart disease. Walking manages your weight without exerting too much effort.  Thus, reducing or possibly eliminate the cause of type-2 diabetes.

Type- 2 diabetes is lack of insulin in the body which can be acquired due to obesity, high-fat diets, less active lifestyle or adult- onset diabetes. For those who are suffering from arthritis walking provides them with good mobility. Ideally, walking for at least thirty minutes five times a week is good, for best health result. When you walk regularly, you can increase your pace and the distance as to how far you could go, as you progress. Do not fret, if for the first time you feel you can not make it, it is normal. You will build your resistance soon.  And, you could be in your best shape. You had least expected ever to happen.

29 comments:

sudhi said...

yaa u r right walking is vry good for health .. in our olden days when there r no cars or buses ppl used to walk isn't it..

Jean said...

I am looking forward to walking more now that I have quit smoking.
Super topic!

roffe said...

I do my walk almost every day..Yes, it's good for the body...

Jolly Princess said...

@Sudhi- Right on that my friend. @Jean- Thanks Jen, glad you are out of your smoking habit. @roffe- Welcome back Rolf. Thanks for sharing. :)

Webbielady said...

Your posts are always packed with useful information.

I too try to exercise asmuch as possible. Good thing bikes are such a fashion here in Netherlands asit is so healthy. I bike to work in the morning and in the afternoon. I also walk 3km fromMonday to Wednesday yet I cannot maintain abelow 50kg weight.SometimeI go over 50.5..:(

Zezebel said...

It is a little bit hot in my place if you need to walk but it help me burn more calories as I walk, right? Just need to drink plenty of water.

Country Mouse Studio said...

you're right, it's very good for us, I need to do more.

Jolly Princess said...

@Webbielady - I do my walking regularly after work. I am always seated 8 hrs working in a Call Center. I also try to limit my food intake to at least half cup of rice or bread. I am more on fruit and vegetables now. Walking is a good resistance builder too. I am happy I could share something worthwhile to my blogger friends. :♥)

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Jolly Princess, walking is good.
Here in Canada practically everyone owns a car, many two or three....for wife, daughter, son...and hardly walk.

Me....I purposely park far from a mall entrance and walk, as well walk to nearby stores too instead of taking the car.
Only thing is in a couple of months going to be a bit of problem walking....you guessed it! Snow! Ha ha.

Manatili kang bata, sanay maging masaya para sa'yo ang buong linggo. Ingat ka paligi, Lee.

Jolly Princess said...

@Zezebel- I believed we have same climate. I always have a bottle or sachet of sunblock lotion and my Gatorade. One thing I like best is walking inside a shopping mall. The air conditioned place and looking around makes me cover some distance without me feeling tired. @Country Mouse Studio- Thank you friend. Happy I could blog something of relevance to my blogger friends and readers.

Ryan said...

Walking is by far the easiest way to exercise, along with cycling and swimming which I also really enjoy.

delightfullness said...

I should start making a walking habit...so I could loose my bilbil..
hehehehe

Jolly Princess said...

@Uncle Lee- Your Tagalog is pretty good! That is the beauty of not having a car I am force to walk.:) @Ryan - I love swimming, too. I am not into cycling though. Another sport I am crazy about is bowling. Not very good at it. But I like the game. @delightfullness - Loosing bilbil(belly fat)? Good idea. Hahahah!:)

window of happiness said...

yah it's a good habit, It's always been my routine to walk everynight here in our place and it does really increase my resistance. The good part is it also encourage my kids to walk with me everytime and it has been a good bonding for all us.

beanizer_05 said...

well yes mommy! i've been doing that..esp when the escalator messes up, i have to walk through the escalator stairs..hmp!
but yeah, walking is good for the heart..and keeps us healthy..
i'm just wondering somehow, when i keep walking around the house, the elders will tell me to sit and behave *thinking hard*

Jolly Princess said...

@window of happiness- It is good to see you again. Glad to know walking had given you a bonding time with your kids. @beanizer_05- Hi Baby Batman, long time no see. Oh, the elders may tell you indeed to sit and behave if you are walking around without diapy on. :♥)

Jill Wellington said...

I like to walk before I write something because for some reason..walking gets the ideas flowing. Jolly, the full page ad did not appear today! So I can finally catch up!!

Steve Bossenberger said...

YES, I need to do some more walking. I have to get in shape. I just never seem to have the time!

Rojen said...

Yup, I do love to walk... the problem is,i do love higher heels too!

THE OLD GEEZER said...

Walking is an exercise that is beneficial to our health.

Yes! Yes! Yes!

I changed my eating habits and started walking 3 to 4 miles a day a few years ago and lost 35 pounds. I feel great!

Keep on walking :-)

~Ron

Balqis said...

Yeah, walking is a good form of exercise to get rid of that extra bulge.

Webbie said...

as long as the weather is nice: not to hot, not too windy nor too cold.

Rojen said...

i saw your image when you were younger...super beautiful! for sure you have a very healthy habit/lifestyle.

Yum said...

Walking is fun... especially with cooperation of the sun and other elements of the environement...flowers blooming, birds singing. smiling neighbors, etcetera.

NENSA MOON said...

You're totally right, JP... walking is good for health..
i do love walking, but not for a long distance.. hahah..

Happy weekend, dear friend!
nensa

Jolly Princess said...

@Jill Wellington – Good to know the full page ad did not bother you again. @Steve Bossenbergern – Yeah.. this is my dilemma too. To find time for my exercise so I just walk. @Rojen – Yes, I have healthy lifestyle. I want to preserve my youth in the best way I could. :)

Jolly Princess said...

@THE OLD GEEZER- Right on that Ron. Walking is for good health!:)@Balqis- That is very true. (lol)@Webbie-Oh,yes.. Winter may hinder you from outdoor activities.@Yum-welcome to my blog. :)Nensa - Have a great weekend too my friend.:)

isiguzo said...

ooooh i love walking,and with the help of this blog i now know it's good.

Jolly Princess said...

@isiguzo - So I am my friend. I love walking too. Welcome to my blog. Thanks for the visit and comment. :)

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