Great For The Heart
Speedwalking helps in increasing good cholesterol levels and decrease bad cholesterol levels. Also helps in lowering high blood pressure, reducing risk of stroke, Type 2 diabetes and asthma and even some forms of cancer.
Effective Calorie Burner
Speedwalking for an hour can help burn around 250-300 calories. It is an effective means of controlling weight which doesn’t mean that you don’t watch what you eat!
Lesser Impact On The Joints
It doesn’t have the high stress of running/jogging or even working out in the gym. This means that chances of getting injuries are lesser while strengthening the bones by increasing their density.
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A brisk walk always helps in improving circulation in the body and consequently boosting energy levels. It also gives a sense of accomplishment and helping to improve focus and concentration levels.
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It does involve buying appropriate footwear and apparel but there is no need to join clubs or gyms which can often burn a hole through your pocket.