Ever wondered what happens to your body when you start walking?

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Ever wondered what happens to your body when you start walking?

Ever wondered what happens to your body when you start walking?

Ever wondered what happens to your body when you start walking?

Minutes 1 to 5

Your first few steps trigger the release of energy-producing chemicals in your cells to fuel your walk. Your heart rate goes up from about 70 to 100 beats per minute (bpm), boosting blood-flow and warming muscles. Any stiffness subsides as joints release lubricating fluid to help you move more easily

Minutes 6 to 10

As you increase pace, a slight rise in blood pressure is countered by the release of chemicals that expand blood vessels, bringing more blood and oxygen to working muscles.

Minutes 11 to 20

Your body temperature keeps rising, and you start to perspire as blood vessels near the skin expand to release heat. As your walk becomes brisker, you'll be burning up to 7 calories a minute and breathing harder.

Minutes 21 to 45

Minutes 46 to 60

Your muscles may feel fatigued as carbohydrates stores are reduced. As you cool down, your heart rate decreases and your breathing slows. You'll be burning fewer calories but more than you were before you started. Your calorie burn will remain elevated for up to 1 hour.

 

All this happens without a single conscious thought from us - the human body is amazing.
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