|To Your Health: Planning a Walking Program
by Beth Rosas
Summer came too quickly for some of us, and now that it is here, we must take advantage of the good weather to increase our activity and plan a walking program for ourselves, friends, family, and/or organization. We must also take advantage of the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables. And most of all, remember to drink plenty of water and hydrate ourselves to prevent dehydration and get rid of toxins from our bodies.
After you have developed the habit of walking, here are some guidelines depending on your individual goals:
For general health benefits:
For improved cardiovascular fitness:
For weight loss:
Lastly, it has been said that the organs of our body have sensory touches at the bottom of our feet, and if we massage these points, we will find relief from aches and pains. This is covered in great detail in acupressure studies or textbooks. They are usually shown as points and arrows indicating which organ it connects to. It has been pointed out that the heart is located on the left foot and the nerves connected to this organ terminate here.
God created our body so well. He gave us the gift of walking so that we will always be pressing these pressure points and thus keeping these organs activated at all times.
So, keep walking...