Everyone knows that walking is good for health and it cures many problems. But have you ever wondered how actually your body reacts when we start walking! Today we will be discussing the whole process of brisk walk, and how our body and health is benefited through it.
Morning walk is considered as the nectar for health. It is like setting up a huge business in a very short income! Scientific reason of everything is very important, similarly the scientific clearance how body is affected through brisk walk is very important.
If you will tell a person for walking, then he/she will walk but after sometimes a curiosity will be developed in the mind how it works. And it is very important even.
How fast is a Brisk walk?
Brisk walk is at a pace of 3 miles per hour or approximately 20 minutes per mile.
Here’s a minute-by minute rundown of the amazing chain reaction walking and exercise has upon your body. It is really amazing, have a look to it.
Body reaction with Brisk walk in 60 minutes:
Minutes 1 to 5-
Your first few steps trigger the release of energy producing chemicals in your cells to fuel your walk. Your heart rate is increased from about 70 to 100 beats per minute i.e., bpm. It boosts the blood flow and warm up the muscles. All these things removes any kind of stiffness, as the joints release lubricating fluid to help you move more easily.
As you get moving, your body burns 5 calories per minute. Now your body needs more fuel and start pulling its carbohydrates and fat stores.
Minutes 6 to 10-
Now your heartbeat increases and you are burning up to 6 calories a minute as you pick up the pace. A slight rise in blood pressure is countered by the release of chemicals that expand blood vessels, bringing more blood and oxygen to working muscles.
Minutes 11 to 20-
Your body temperature keeps rising, and you start perspire as the blood vessels near the skin expand to release heat. As your walk becomes brisker, you will be burning up to 7 calories a minute and breathing harder. Hormones such as epinephrine and glucagon rise to release fuel to the muscles.
Minutes 21 to 45-
You will start feeling invigorated now, you start to relax as your body releases tension. As more fat is burned, insulin drops; which is an excellent news for anyone battling excess weight or diabetes.
Minutes 46 to 60-
At this stage, your muscles may feel fatigued as carbohydrates stores are reduced. As you cool down, your heart rate decreases and your breathing slows. You will be burning fewer calories, but more than you were before you started. Your calorie burn will remain elevated for up to 1 hour.
All these things happens without a single conscious thought from us. Isn’t it amazing! This is only possible with regular brisk walk. Take care and live well!
She is a learner and health conscious person. She is always interested in seeking knowledge regarding Ayurveda, herbal medicine and Yoga to cure any health ailments naturally.
She holds a Bachelor Degree in Alternative Medicine and interested in Naturopathy.