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Walk up Hills for Exercise and Save Time

By Tom Herrin

One of the biggest reasons many people have for failing to exercise is that they simply don’t have enough time.  That may be a pretty valid excuse. So often, when someone has put in a long day, they have things they still must do in order to wrap it up.  Most don’t have anyone on payroll to take care of the everyday things that they have to get done. Coming home to yard work, laundering, and loads of other things doesn’t leave much time.  If they want to get any exercise, they need to be able to get the most bang for their buck. Walking up hills can be a productive way of doing that.

It May Improve Bone Mass

Finding ways to prevent bone mass problems, such as osteoporosis, is significant.  It seems that more and more people experience problems of this nature. It may be due to diet, lack of exercise, or some combination of those and other things.  Jumping rope, dancing, or any other high impact activity can help to strengthen bones. For some people, however, this is difficult. For those who may not be able to do these, walking up hills can accomplish the same thing.

It Can Work More Muscles

When people walk on flat ground, it can be a good workout.  When they walk up hills, more muscles must be involved to perform those operations.  It can be a much more intense lower body workout. It can serve to improve those muscles that create explosion when people need that extra boost of something to allow them a more powerful start.

It Can Be a Time-Saver

Getting the most out of the time available is a big thing.  I know from experience that it can be very difficult to get everything in.  When I was having to work late hours frequently, I had to get out and do something at 10 or 11 p.m., or I didn’t get any exercise at all.  I always looked for what I could do that was the most efficient. Walking up hills may allow you to get the same benefit you typically achieve in 30 minutes or more in much less time.  When I feel that I can do some good in 15 or 20 minutes, I am much more motivated to get out there and give it a try.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in West Valley City, Utah.


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