Is Walking good for Joints Pain ?
Why does it hurt to walk on my feet? Why my joints are stiff? Why does my back hurt when I walk? Will walking and exercise make osteoarthritis worse? How walking helps in knee pain? Why do my hurt when I walk? The questions are endless but do you happen to see a common term amongst them? Well, read………. The common term is `Walk’.
Walking is easiest form of exercise. The gift of walking is the important aspect of biological evolution given to mammals by god. Walking was not a catchy term till late 1980’s.The past lifestyles and healthy diets were entirely different from the present sedentary lifestyles and unhealthy diets.
We really can’t ignore the present scenario where everything from top to bottom is globalized. Where is the lacuna then? Globalization was in itself a major change in our lives. It gifted us machines, comforts and all the way needed digitalization.
We became physically lazy indeed. Exercise and walk became hot topics in promoting healthy body and healthy mind. We don’t have the time to be physically fit.A promotional advertisement of mobile network `IDEA’ starring Abhishek Bachchan stressed on `walk and talk’ indicates how important it is to walk.
Time crunch, multi-tasking lives-can play havoc with your joint health. As we all, joints Joint form links between bones. We are able to move our body parts freely due to joints allowing free degree movement in any direction. Any type of damage/dislocation/injury to the joint can lead to difficult movement as well as pain.
Young Age and Arthritis is becoming catch-22 situation these days. When our grandparents were young, they never even heard of joint pains which affected their age group. And our peer groups are scrolling their smart phone screens for joint pain and etc.
What is Arthritis? A brief glimpse of the term would help you. Arthritis is a very common and ubiquitous term referring to group of more than hundred underlying conditions which causes joint pains. Joint Stiffness, pain and swelling are common symptoms of arthritis. Symptoms may remain mild or get worse with proceeding time.
- Improves energy levels of the body thus improving metabolism
- Makes your heart strong (Averting the risk of heart disease)
- Improves joint health (also tones up your body)
- Boosts your mental health (Beginning of stress free life)
- Improves appetite
- Saves you from obesity (Read more)
So, walking is good for the whole body as it improves overall health in addition to improving joint health. This walking moment is appropriate to quote words of famous Nobel Prize winner, Israeli Biologist, Aaron Ciechanover. His lines are-
“Biochemistry is the science of life. All our life processes – walking, talking, moving, feeding – are essentially chemical reactions. So biochemistry is actually the chemistry of life, and it’s supremely interesting”
Our body works because of the play of chemical reactions. Chemical reactions constitute a working chemistry with the biological existence of every living thing. How nicely Mr. Ciechanover summed and stressed four words – Walking, Talking, Moving and Feeding!!! Impressive!!!……….walking governs the moving (hence healthy body) which in turn governs the talking and feeding (hence healthy mind and healthy lifestyle).
Filtering down to how walking is great for joint health. Let us jot down the points. These are as follows-
- Rebuilds joints(in case of minor injuries and damage)
- Strengthens muscles surrounding the joints
- Help you shed few kilograms.
- Less stress on your knees(Walking helps in shedding weight)
- Prevents joint stiffness
- Keeps bones strong and healthy
- Improves balance
- Improves endurance
Always remember while walking and performing any kind of exercise, it is important to listen to your body .Some fellas out of excitement over walk or over exercise without avoiding the hurting joints pain or generalized starting of pain episodes while walking or exercising. Some healthy warnings- advising you not to overdo walks in case of the following situations. These are as follows-
- Severe pain in legs
- Increase in joint inflammation
- Feeling of instability while walking the lane
- Increased generalized Aches and pains
Remember old adage-`All work and no play makes jack a dull boy’
Also remember- “A 30 minutes of walk daily can make jack-healthy, wealthy and wise “
Walking is the Excellent form of Exercise for Joint Pains? If you have any other information, Please add in Comments.