Walking is one of the best preventive therapies can be performed. And if it is playing golf, the benefits multiply. Multiple scientific studies show that just by walking 30 minutes a day or more could be reduced from 20% to 40% the number of deaths from cardiovascular disease. Walking is one of the best preventive therapies can be performed. And if it is playing golf, the benefits multiply. Multiple scientific studies show that just by walking 30 minutes a day or more could be reduced from 20% to 40% the number of deaths from cardiovascular disease.
Cardiovascular diseases remain the leading cause of death in industrialized countries. In Spain, one in three deaths is due to these diseases. Surgery and pharmacology to treat these diseases has advanced greatly in recent times. There are pills to control blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar. But it cost to change our lifestyle, the current form of bad feed and go from a sedentary absolute to do some exercise. There are many studies showing that physical activity reduces the likelihood that we have an acute myocardial infarction. Sedentary people have almost double the risk of dying from a heart attack than people who do physical activity regularly. And also know that even people who have had a heart attacks, the practice of physical activity reduces mortality. Walking 30 minutes or more a day is the best option, a therapy that is not only good for the heart. It is also for hypertension and diabetes and for those who want to maintain your weight and care for their flexibility and agility. Walking is a set-up for our bone structure, favoring the movement of joints. The back and your spine will thank you too.
In the cardiovascular system, physical activity increases the strength and the ability to pump blood to our heart. Besides the arteries have a greater ability to dilate. This increases the amount of blood that can reach the muscles and other parts of our body. Physical activity also reduces the risk of hypertension and in patients with hypertension reduces blood pressure values. It also prevents the onset of diabetes, especially in obese or family history of diabetes and is an important element in the treatment of diabetic patients by improving the response to insulin, a hormone that controls metabolism and blood sugar level. Physical activity also produces favorable effects on cholesterol. How many calories are burned walking one hour? Intense barely walk (3.2 km / h) burns 240 calories an hour. In a round of golf of 4 hours, assuming that the effective time of walking is 40% of the total time, depending on the weight of each, we could calculate between 576 and 640 calories. Deposited fat begins to burn from the 20-25 minutes after starting an activity. People who are sedentary and start doing regular physical activity quickly get similar benefits as those who have always been active.
10 direct benefits of walking
1. – You keep your weight off: combining steady pace with a healthy diet, maintain your weight.
2. – Improved cholesterol levels: The consequence of maintaining your weight is that your cholesterol will not fire.
3. – You protect your heart, walking 4 hours a week reduces the risk of heart disease.
4. – Reinforce your protection against viruses: walking helps activate your immune system.
5. – You keep the memory: your memory will increase only by walking 40 minutes 3 days a week.
6. – Active movement: a way to combat tired legs.
7. – Fights constipation: in general, exercise helps to mobilize the bowel.
8. – Reduces the risk of diabetes: walk 2 hours a day, 5 days a week, reduces insulin resistance.
9. – Combat stress: walking aids to reduce anxiety, improve sleep and stress reactions.
10. – Win in Independence: Staying active helps keep muscles strong and maintain mobility.
For all its positive implications for health, walking helps you live longer and better. ¿AND ALL THIS COMBINED WITH GOLF? If you want to improve your fitness and health level come to Los Arqueros Golf where you can play at very reasonable prices: now in April and May (2012) a green fee costs 32 €, and from May 16th costs only 23 €. And if you make your booking online, you gain a 10% discount. And as a tool to help walking at Los Arqueros Golf there are trollies available for your golf bag: 3€ for manual and 8€ for electric trollies. To play golf walking is more satisfying, a part from being more healthier and more económical….
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