We would all live in a healthier, happier world if we could find the time and resources to get outside and walk more. Walking is a great, low impact way to get and stay healthy. In fact, just 30 minutes of walking a day can increase your cardiovascular fitness, strengthen your bones, trim your waistline, and boost muscle power and endurance!
Exercise doesn’t have to be strenuous or done for long periods of time to improve your health – even low levels of exercise (about 75 minutes per week) can greatly improve your health. Walking, which can be done anytime, anywhere, at your own pace, is perfect for keeping you strong and healthy!
Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to get out there and do it. That’s where these innovations come in to save the day. People have taken it upon themselves to create devices that make it easier for everyone to go outside and walk. Here are five cool innovations that will make walking outside easier.
Honda Stride Management Assist
The Honda Stride Management Assist by Honda’s ASIMO Innovations is for people who have trouble walking long distances or walking quickly because of weakened leg muscles.
This device comes with a motor that’s positioned at your lower back when worn. Its role is to provide an appropriate amount of assistance to the thighs when you take a step forward as the rear leg pushes off the ground. In this way, this device is capable of guiding your strides and reducing the amount of exertion you’ll feel while walking, thus enabling you to walk longer.
Honda Bodyweight Support Assist
Another Honda ASIMO Innovation, the Honda Bodyweight Support Assist, helps support your body weight so you can walk outside easier.
The first thing you’ll notice when you wear this device is that your body feels lighter. Because this device assists with the user’s body weight, they feel less pressure on their leg joints, especially while walking, crouching, or going up and down the stairs.
After wearing this device, you should feel less fatigue while walking or doing other manual tasks because of the lowered strain your muscles. on
Imagine a shoe that’s so versatile that it feels good on every terrain and setting. That’s Tropic – the ultra-lightweight, all-purpose shoe that is comfortable enough to wear anywhere.
This all-terrain sneaker is a mix of an urban sneaker with a rugged boot and it’s designed to be comfortable, stylish, and sturdy enough to meet the demands of the outdoors. It comes with a slip-resistant sole for added confidence while walking, and an elastic grip at the heel to make sure it doesn’t slip off while you run.
It’s also waterproof and dries off in minutes thanks to its patented manufacturing process.
Many of us know that we should get outside and walk more but we just don’t have the motivation. The ChiWalking app is here to change that by offering motivation and guidance for those of us who want to walk more to get healthy and/or lose weight. Even if you’re trying to get back out there after an illness or an injury, this app is designed to support you every step of the way as you step out.
Fitbit Charge 5
The Fitbit Charge 5 is an extremely accurate fitness tracker for measuring steps and heart rate. It’s got an on-wrist ECG app for heart health and an EDA Scan app for stress management. It reliably detects and records workouts after about 10 minutes of activity.
Since actually seeing your progress can cause you to want to achieve more, a fitness tracker like the Fitbit Charge 5, could be the inspiration you need to get out there and walk more!
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