Exercise in the fresh air is perfect for physical health and, if done regularly, keeps the body in good shape.
Walking or strolling stimulates the heart's tone, increases blood flow through the vessels and is highly recommended for people who suffer from poor circulation in the lower limbs. Taking a walk does more for the arterial circulation than any medication. Even more significant are the benefits from the point of view of venous circulation. People who suffer from swollen ankles, varicose veins and heaviness in the legs find regular walking beneficial, especially in summer. The movement acts as a real gymnastic for the peripheral blood vessels, which thus improve their elasticity.
Walking is also suitable for people suffering from high blood pressure. Here, too, exercising the vessels is effective in combating the ageing and hardening process. What's more, walking also helps lower the level of triglycerides, the fats that threaten our blood vessels' health.
Regular outdoor exercise also has a positive effect on the chest muscles and promotes proper breathing. The entire musculature derives great benefit from it. The vitamin D that the human body produces with sunlight, coupled with exercise in the fresh air, also prevent osteoporosis.
Walking is advisable, if not obligatory, for people who have diabetes. Walking burns calories and consumes sugar.
Regular exercise in the fresh air also helps to fight bad cholesterol and raise good cholesterol.
Finally, according to reflexology, all the internal organs, including the skeletal system, correspond to the various zones on the sole. As we walk or stroll, we give a toning massage to the whole body and nervous system, causing relaxation to restore the balance compromised by accumulated stress.