can benefit from buying a pair of walking shoes and incorporating walking
into their daily routine. Walking helps you increase your fitness level
through low impact exercise that is also low intensity. It is an excellent
workout because it reduces blood pressure, increases bone strength,
and even lowers the levels of bad cholesterol in your body.
Walking may be the most inexpensive form of exercise available: it
only requires a good pair of walking shoes. Walking can be performed
by nearly everyone anywhere at most any time. (However, if you walk
at night make sure you are in a safe area and are visible to cars.)
Brisk walking, also known as power walking, can reduce your risk of
contracting coronary heart disease. To wit, men that engage in regular
brisk walking have less than one half the number of heart attacks than
those who do not. In addition, the rate of heart disease among men also
decreases by 50%.
Best of all, once you buy a good pair of walking shoes you can train
without much effort. You can rearrange your trip to work to include
a walk. Take walks when you do your errands or go shopping. Walks are
great for dates or to spend time with the family. Walking also provides
a great excuse to adopt a pet so that you have company on your trips.
Plus, with gas prices on the rise think of all the money you will save
if you leave the car parked in the garage a bit more.
You may also want to purchase a stride counter. This is a small piece
of equipment that counts the number of steps you take each day. A stride
counter retails for approximately $10 and can help you stay motivated
as you burn away calories.
When you go shopping for walking shoes don't go in thinking there is
one best brand or model of shoe. Remember, the best shoe is the one
that you feel most comfortable wearing. The best shoe is the one that
gives you the best flexibility, cushioning, support and compensation
for any stride problems you may have. Ask the salesman to help you find
as you that is appropriate for your walking distances, speed and style
of walking. It should also be a shoe that will match the terrain you
intend to walk upon and that supports your body weight.
You can shop for walking shoes over the Internet or in retail stores.
The advantage to shopping in a retail store is that you can try the
shoe on before you take it home. However, Internet stores are becoming
more popular because they have very liberal return policies and offer
free shipping to you and back to the store if the item does not meet
your needs. Internet shoe stores are also popular because they have
a wide variety of styles and sizes.
When you shop for walking shoes it is easy to be drawn in by alluring
styles and advertisements. While it is important to feel good about
looks, it is more for to go for comfort. You do not want to wind up
with blisters or sore feet after your workout. Finally, remember to
wear the same kind of stocks when you try on a shoe that you will actually
wear when you use it during your workout.