Walking is good for your health

Men going through Male Menopause should seriously consider low impact walking on a regular basis to keep healthy. It is one of those physical activities where the whole family can participate .

Depending on your physical shape even three ten minute strolls per day can improve your health, however if your serious about losing those extra kilos then setting a brisk pace extending beyond 30 minutes is what is recommended.

You should set a comfortable distance and monitor just how long it takes you each day using a pace where you can still talk but don't have the breath to sing.

Make sure you drink plenty of water before starting your exercise and again after warm down to rehydrate your body. The last thing you need is to become dehydrated.

The benefits of a stroll include reducing:

  • hypertension (blood pressure)
  • cholersterol
  • joint and muscle pain
  • body fat

but best of all your getting out into the fresh air a saying 'G'Day mate" to others as they amble past you.

Other ways that you may find helpful to increase your fitness levels are:

  • Getting out of the cab at the airport several doors before your check in gate and go the extra distance to the terminal counter.
  • Alight from the train or bus one stop earlier and stroll to your meeting or office.
  • Run up the stairs to the next level in the carpark or office.
  • Meander down to the shops on a Sunday morning to buy the paper instead of driving the short distance.
  • Take your dog for a walk (or your neighbors dog) they will love it and so will you.
  • If you can't go out into the fresh air then I suggest a health club or just exercise up and down the hall at the hotel that you may be staying at.

I would suggest that if you have a medical condition that you have a health check with your doctor before you start a fitness regime.

When you start make sure you wear comfortable clothing and shoes.

Podiatrists love people who wear the wrong shoes during exercise as it keeps them in business for many years. Better still contact them for advice about what shoes to wear.

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