In recent years researchers have found the old-fashioned stroll produces amazing results. It can lower your bad cholesterol, increase cardiovascular fitness and stop bone loss. For maximum benefits, gear your walking to your body’s individual needs.Listen to what your body tells you and lets look at 7 ways walking can improve your life.
More than 5,000 years ago, the master Ayurvedic physician Charaka wrote, “From physical exercise, one gets lightness, a capacity for work, firmness, tolerance of difficulties, elimination of impurities, and stimulation of digestion.”
To keep your body in peak condition for as long as possible, you need to exercise it regularly, but this doesn’t mean pounding your muscles into shape. In the Ayurvedic view, exercise is meant to leave you feeling invigorated, happy, and ready for the day’s activities—not exhausted or in need of painkillers. Different bodies need different types of exercise, so for exercise for your dosha, look for activities that balance your metabolic type and avoid those that aggravate it. Keep reading for some exercise tips, according to your specific metabolic type. If you don’t already know your metabolic type or dosha, you can take our dosha quiz.