Now-a-days life has become busy like never before. On one hand, new inventions and latest technology has made our life easier by providing major respite from household chores, transport problems, manufacturing delays, etc. However, on the other hand, we are spending much more time on social networking sites than indulging in any form of physical activity.
Without WhatApp, Facebook, LinkedIn, Quora, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, etc our life seems to be incomplete now.
Unfortunately, most of the people are becoming slaves of information technology instead of using and mastering it to their advantage.
They are getting excessively addicted to it. At times they are even professionally obliged to do so. It is indirectly giving way to sedentary lifestyle and therefore more and more health problems at young age.
What is the best we can do?
How can we manage to stay away from self destruction and completely ruining our health? I have two very simple suggestions that every age group and almost every individual can easily inculcate in their lives. First, walk the talk; you must try to catch a stroll whenever possible. Even when you are talking to someone face-to-face, look for ways and means by which you can indulge in talking with walking.
It can be a small corridor or a park. Second, Clap in Gap, whenever you get opportunity, clap hard. Clapping for at least two minutes a day and walking for at least 30 minutes a day can bring you the treasure of health, both physical and mental. It is miraculous and easiest way to good health.
Benefits of Walking
The benefits of walking are numerous. One study found that 40% of adults don’t walk at all, and this percentage is increasing as technology makes our day-to-day lives ever more simple, but less healthy. In addition, now-a-days Gym has become a fashion and being a member of a reputed Gym is a status symbol.
We seldom realize that our previous generations were physically and mentally more fit than us although there was no Gym at that time. Reason was simple. People used to walk a lot.
There were no cushioned sports shoes and people got the best form of acupressure in their basic footwear. When we walk, the whole body is engaged, which increases circulation and the supply of oxygen to every cell in our body. Some of the excellent benefits of walking are as follows:
1. Walking strengthens the heart and prevents cardiovascular diseases. Walking at least 30 minutes a day reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke by up to 27%. This exercise is ideal for controlling high blood pressure; it improves circulation, reduces bad cholesterol (LDL), and helps increase good cholesterol (HDL).
2. It reduces the risk of certain diseases. Many studies have found that people who walk at least 30 minutes a day tend to be less likely to develop type II diabetes, asthma, and some cancers such as cancers of the colon, breast, and uterus.
3. Walking helps in maintain an ideal weight and increases muscle mass and tone.
4. Walking everyday prevents osteoporosis by strengthening bones and increasing bone density. It is especially recommended for women, and it also promotes joint health to help prevent problems like arthritis.
5. It prevents dementia by protecting brain tissue loss. Studies have shown that 1 in 14 people over 65 years old, and 1 in 6 over 80, tend to suffer from dementia. Physical activity stimulates and protects brain tissue, reducing the risk of dementia by up to 40%.
6. It helps to fight depression. Studies have shown that walking is good therapy for depression, and relieves depression-related symptoms.
Benefits of Clapping
The benefit of clapping hands is directly based upon the working of Acupressure theory. There are 39 Acupressure points for almost all organs in our palm. It is the scientific reason for clapping on birthdays, anniversaries; celebrations and other events.
We hardly realize that our forefathers were much more advanced than we think. This seems to a joke if we tell that “Clapping hands make a healthy body.” Clapping for 2 to 30 minutes in the morning keeps you fit and active. Some of the excellent benefits of clapping are as follows:
- Clapping stimulates blood circulation; this blood circulation removes all obstructions in the veins and arteries, including bad cholesterol.
- An effective medicine for the person suffering from digestive disorder.
- Best cure for Back pain, Neck pain and Joint pain.
- A common old age problem, Gout can be easily cured by clapping.
- Helpful in both low and high blood pressure.
- Improves lungs.
- Clapping sharpen the brain of children.
- It improves immunity, etc.
Thus, to conclude, walking and clapping although the simplest forms of exercise are a boon for health. Just a little time and perseverance can make our life better. So what are you waiting for! Walk and Clap.