Do you regularly exercise by walking every day? Often considered trivial, this sport actually has extraordinary health benefits.
As you know, walking is a type of exercise that can be done anytime and anywhere. This sport is also easy because it does not require special equipment.
Even though it is simple, walking has many benefits for the body, one of which is the heart. What is the reason?
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Heart and blood vessel specialist Dr. Dwita Rian Desandri, SpJP(K), said, when someone walks, the leg muscles need oxygen to move. With continuous use of oxygen, the heart becomes motivated to get enough oxygen and makes it train over time.
“That’s why it is said to be able to improve cardiorespiratory fitness. Cardio is the heart, respiration is breathing. So the fitness of the heart and respiratory fitness system will increase because of the aerobic metabolism that we carry out continuously,” he said in the World Heart Day 2023 Webinar at detikcom, Tuesday ( 9/26/2023).
Apart from that, walking 6 thousand to 9 thousand steps a day is also useful for reducing the risk of heart disease by up to 40 percent.
“We have to start with even the lightest activity, even if it’s a sport like walking, but at least do it repetitively throughout the week,” he said.
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