Apr 21st, 2015
Author: Adam Mathis
Category: Zone Tips
-Walking has many benefits that include fat loss, muscle recovery, and stress reduction
-Walking can clear your mind and give you mental clarity that leads to many other benefits such as focus and enhanced sleep
-Combine walking with great eating habits and a strength training program and you are clicking on all cylinders
Walking has been a staple to the world since humans first set foot on the Earth. It is something that we do everyday by habit and need. So it is no surprise that it is very valuable but not many understand or take advantage of the benefits that it can have on even the most elite athlete.
Walking is very low impact on the joints and nervous system. This is a huge benefit to anybody who trains hard in the weightroom. The increased blood flow and light stimulus can help to recover the muscles and help calm the nervous system which leads to quicker recovery to achieve quicker gains.
Not only does walking have the amazing benefits just mentioned, but when added at the right time of day can be a big benefit to fat loss. Since walking is so low impact and requires minimal effort it is easy to tap into fat stores. The best time of day to take advantage of this is when insulin levels are low and typically first thing in the morning on an empty stomach can do wonders. 30 min to get the day started can you leave you feeling refreshed, motivated, and ahead of the game in the fat burning process.