Your Choice of Women’s Walking Shoes are Important
Women’s walking shoes have more to do with how they look or even how they
fit; this has to do with you, your health and more importantly your
An 8 year study of 13,000 people showed that those who walked for 30
minutes every day had a lower risk of premature death than those who
The fad of two legged walking began around 4 million years BC. Womens
walking shoes were probably not as readily available then as they are
1860-1903 saw The Pedestrian Age when walking became the leading sport
across Europe and the United States.
In 1877 Mary Marshall walked 50 miles in 12 hours and in 1908 the first
womens 6 day race, covering 372 miles was won by Bertha Von Berg.
You and I will probably be more familiar with craze of the nineties
when a staggering 65 million people made walking the most popular form
Walking regularly means you will be less likely to lose your mobility
[American Journal of Public Health]
It gets even better.
Across the many forms of exercise today, physicians recommend walking
over any other physical fitness activity.
If you dont already have any kind of walking program, heres a few
amazing facts to convince you why taking up walking is the best decision
you could make today:
- Maintains a healthy bodyweight by burning fat and speeding up the metabolism
- Increases levels of self esteem and self confidence
- Maintains lean muscle
- Reduces blood cholesterol
- Boosts bone strength and prevents osteoporosis
- Controls high blood pressure
- Reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and certain types
- Reduces stress
- Reduces pain and joint swelling caused by arthritis
- Achieves cardiovascular fitness
- Presents an overall feeling of wellbeing and good health
Of course your health is the most important part of your life but walking
is completely free, no gym membership required!
One of the most important bits of kit you will need, other than yourself
of course is walking shoes. Aim to look for the following:
- Great fit!
- low heel
- flexible sole
- breathable, lightweight fabric
If you walk regularly you should aim to have a new pair of womens walking
shoes every 3-6 months, depending on the distance you usually walk.
By implementing a regular walking program of just 30 minutes a day
you are essentially reducing the possibilities of all the points listed
You dont even have to do one 30 minute walk; you could walk for 10
minutes at lunch time and maybe 20 minutes after dinner.
Try not to walk yourself into a frenzy.
Swing your arms as you walk and at a pace that will increase your heart
If you are losing weight you should aim to lose no more than about
1-2 lbs a week.
If you walk a mile, depending on you as an individual, your speed and
the terrain you are walking on you can look to burn around 100 calories