Walking with Friends and Kids

by Sharon Hopkins

Walking is a wonderful exercise which helps burn calories without much exertion. It does not require special equipment or any physical training or guidance. It can be performed on a regular basis by people of all age groups and health states. You can either walk alone or you can walk with friends or your kids. It will help you; your friends and kids stay fit, and will also help strengthen emotional ties and bonds.

If you are one of those who find walking a monotonous activity, walking with friends can help dissolve that boredom and can make walking enjoyable. Walking with kids would help instill the habit of walking in your children. Besides, it will help you and your kids stay fit.

Health Benefits of Walking

Some of the health benefits of walking with friends and kids are as follows:

  • First and foremost, walking helps burn excessive fat by negating the intake of extra calories. It will help you and your dear ones lose weight and stay lean and fit.
  • Walking also helps burn low density cholesterol (LDL), which is colloquially referred to as bad cholesterol. It would thereby protect you and your friends and children from heart related afflictions including hypertension and arteriosclerosis.
  • Walking is highly effective in combating diabetic mellitus type II which is caused by insensitivity of cells to the sugar digesting hormone insulin, which is secreted by the pancreas.
  • Walking also helps in alleviating mood and reduces depression. Walking with kids help in enhancing their memory and concentration and helps them to cope with day-to-day exertion. It reduces anxiety in kids and regulates sleep, thereby enhancing their performance in everyday tasks.
  • Walking and Fitness: Walking helps in height gain and as such, it is beneficial for kids. It also enhances their stamina. It enhances their flexibility and tones the body.
  • Walking also keeps your digestive system in order. It will help you and your kids have a healthy digestive process, preventing constipation.
  • Walking also helps regulate the circulatory system, which is extremely vital for growing kids.
  • Walking can also prevent certain afflictions of the skeletal system or bones like osteoporosis and osteoarthritis.
  • Children learn better from example; so walking with kids would instill a positive attitude towards fitness in them which will hold them in good stead throughout their lives.

In short, walking with friends and kids will help regulate your overall physiology and those of your friends and kids. It would help you stay fit, look good, and also perform better.

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