What Is Master Franchise?

Sometimes called regional or area franchises, a master franchise is a special type Master-Franchiseof franchise agreement that gives an entrepreneur the exclusive rights to sell or open a given number of franchises in a large geographical area.
Stated another way, it is the owning of the rights to develop a franchise system within a territory. The territory can be a metropolitan area, an entire state, several states or a whole country. It is common for master franchises to encompass an area containing millions of people.

In these territories, the entrepreneur who obtains the master franchise rights controls where all franchise locations will be and how many will be built; however the master franchise agreement may specify the number and a timetable for development.Master_franchise1
This system may be one of the least known business ownership opportunities available today. The master franchise model allows the entrepreneur to develop a large business operation within a relatively short period of time with a concept that has already been developed by the franchiser.
Entrepreneurs with the necessary capital and management talent can experience significant growth and value appreciation. The investment in this type of franchise may be large, but the rewards can far exceed those of other franchise opportunities.
This is usually a low-overhead business requiring few if any employees in the beginning. With hard work and the right franchise, the territory can be methodically built into a business worth millions of dollars.

Increased Revenue Potential:

As a master franchisee, the methods of generating income are expanded versus a 15614101_straditional franchise. With a traditional franchise, the business owner is generally only offering the product or service directly to the end-use customer such as in a retail outlet. With a master franchise, the entrepreneur enjoys several very important advantages:

• When a master franchisee sells a franchise to a buyer in the territory, he/she receives a
portion of that franchise fee. Some agreements allow the master to retain up to half of the net franchisee fee.
• The master has the option of opening their own additional franchise locations at a
significantly reduced franchise fee.
• The master earns on-going monthly royalties from the services performed or products
sold in the territory. Once the master has set up the franchisee, he/she receives royalty
income for the rest of the life of that franchise, usually 2% to 4% of the franchisee’sMaster-Franchise
volume every month.
• If real estate is involved with the franchisee’s location, often the master can become
involved in development of sites and receive other types of real estate related income.
This type of income is optional for the master franchisee.

The master’s main responsibility will be to act as a business consultant to his/her franchisees and help them succeed in their own business.

Key Characteristics of the Typical Master Franchise:

  • Very few customers: The master’s customers are the franchisees. The master helps
    support a small number of franchisees who may own several franchise units each.
  •  Very few employees: Typically a master franchisee will work without employees in the beginning and add staff as the business grows.hierarchy 3
  • Very little office space: Many master franchises can get started out of a home office and expand to an outside office as needed.
  • Master franchisees can build equity in the business at a much faster rate than a normal business. Once a few franchises are sold or opened, the value of the business increases significantly. Not only does the master have an existing business with cash flow, but additional franchise opportunities to sell, which gives the entrepreneur a higher business valuation.
  • A master franchise entrepreneur doesn’t need prior experience in the specific industry. Extensive industry specific training and support from the corporate office is included in the initial investment.

Skills Needed For a Master Franchisee:

  • Management or sales experience. Real life experience owning or running a business is helpful. Sales and marketing experience can also be valuable.
  • Good people skills. The master will be dealing with franchisees and will need to franchisetreat them like customers, which they are.
  • The ability and desire to follow a proven system. The right franchise system is fully
    developed for success. Don’t invest in a master franchise unless you believe you can
    follow the company’s system.
  • Financially qualified. Franchise fees for a master franchise will typically range from $150,000 to $500,000 to invest in an exclusive area. In addition, an entrepreneur will need operating capital. Typical operating capital requirements will range from $25,000 to $200,000 depending on several variables.
    Not all franchisers offer master franchise agreements. And some that did in the past are now sold out.

What’s the Diet:

Dieting means consuming nutrient-dense foods in the right quantities from all the food groups. People often think of a diet as a specific weight-loss plan, but diet is simply the types and amounts of food we eat. A good diet must include a balance of several food groups, as no single group can provide everything we need for good health.

What is Healthful Eating?

Having a balanced diet means choosing from all five main food groupDIET PLAN healthy eating, dieting, slimming and weigh loss concepts, in the right quantities.

Whole grain:

Examples of whole grains are wholemeal bread, pasta, and cereals, in which each grain includes the germ and bran. To make sure the grains are whole grains, look for the word “whole” or “whole grain” on the nutritional information on the packaging.

Fruits and vegetables:

Fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Choosing a variety of Diet-Plans-2colors can help maximize the intake of nutrients. The American Heart association recommend consuming 8 or more servings of fruits and vegetables daily. This equates to about 4.5 cups per day for the average person who consumes around 2,000 calories.

Juices labeled “100%” are considered part of this food group, but eating whole fruits or vegetables is better, as it will provide more fiber. Research shows that a good intake of fruit and vegetables can protect against heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer.


Vital for repairing tissues in the body, many protein-rich foods also contain high levels ofhigh-protein-diet-paleo-diet minerals like iron, magnesium, and zinc. Excellent sources of protein include meats, fish, and eggs. Beans, nuts, quorn, and soya are protein options for those on a vegetarian diet.


A calcium-rich diet promotes healthy bones and teeth. Dairy products are good sources of calcium. Low-fat milk, yogurt, and cheese are recommended.


Fats are important for brain health, energy, absorption of certain vitamins, and for skin, hair, and joint health. Saturated fats are present in cream, fatty meat, and fried foods. Too much saturated fat can lead to heart disease.101377786

Unsaturated fats are present in avocado and oily fish. They help reduce the “bad” cholesterol in blood. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommend that healthy fats should make up less than 30 percent of total calories.

Sugars:Sugars occur naturally in some foods, such as fruits, or they can be added as a sweetener. Too much sugar can lead to weight gain, heart problems, blood sugar imbalances, and other health issues.

The American Heart Association (AHA) recommend limiting added sugar to 6 teaspoons a day or less for women, and 9 teaspoons a day for men.

Types of Diet:

Atkins Diet:

The Atkins diet, or Atkins nutritional approach, focuses on controlling the levels Ketogenic-diet-AdobeStock-190780160-OG-TWjpgof insulin in the body through a low-carbohydrate diet. If people consume large amounts of refined carbohydrates, their insulin levels rise and fall rapidly. Rising insulin levels trigger the body to store energy from the food that is consumed, making it less likely that the body will use stored fat as a source of energy.

The Zone Diet:

download (3)The Zone diet aims for a nutritional balance of 40 percent carbohydrates, 30 percent fats, and 30 percent protein in each meal. The focus is also on controlling insulin levels, which may result in more successful weight loss and body weight control than other approaches. The Zone diet encourages the consumption of high-quality carbohydrates – unrefined carbohydrates, and fats, such as olive oil, avocado, and nuts.

Ketogenic Diet:

The ketogenic diet has been used for decades as a treatment for epilepsy and is also Ketogenic-diet-AdobeStock-190780160-OG-TWjpgbeing explored for other uses. It involves reducing carbohydrate intake and upping fat intake. It sounds contrary to common sense, but it allows the body to burn fat as a fuel, rather than carbohydrates. Healthy fats, such as those in avocados, coconuts, Brazil nuts, seeds, oily fish, and olive oil are liberally added to the diet to maintain an overall emphasis on fat.

Vegetarian Diet:

download (4)There are various types of vegetarian: lacto-vegetarian, fruitarian vegetarian, lacto-ovo vegetarian, living food diet vegetarian, ovo-vegetarian, pesco-vegetarian, and semi-vegetarian. The majority of vegetarians are lacto-ovo vegetarians, in other words, they do not eat animal-based foods, except for eggs, dairy, and honey.

Vegan Diet:

Veganism is more of a way of life and a philosophy than a diet. A vegan does not eat images (6)anything that is animal-based, including eggs, dairy, and honey. Vegans do not usually adopt veganism just for health reasons, but also for environmental, ethical, and compassionate reasons.

Idli Kebabs:

Idli KebabIf cooking is an art, then a recipe comes from an inspiration. It could be something you ate, saw or feel. While some recipes stem from one’s love for a particular food/taste, some stem from a dislike. Let me clarify. Idlis are amazing. They are made of fermented rice and lentil mixture and are steamed. Could there possibly be anything healthier?? Especially when served with Sambar (a veggie-lentil stew).

Idli kebabs, Sounds weird doesn’t it? I have had this reaction from many people when I told them about the dish but in the end they all agreed that the kebabs taste as good and flavorful as they sound weird. Idli kebabs are a great way to turn the regular idlis into a cool party snack.IMG_0868.JPG


  • Idlis – 6-8
  • Carrots – 1/4 cup (grated)
  • Cabbage – 1/4 cup (grated)
  • Green Peas – 1/8 cup (boiled)
  • Potatoes – 1/2 cup (boiled and mashed)
  • Red chilli powder ( Lal Mirch ) – 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder ( Haldi ) – A pinch
  • Garam Masala Powder – A pinch
  • Salt – As per taste
  • Oil – For frying/roasting


  1. Mash the idlis and set aside.IMG_3279
  2. Heat 2-3 tsp oil in a pan. Add chili powder, garam masala and turmeric into the hot oil.
  3. Roast for about 10 seconds and add the boiled green peas, grated carrots and cabbage.
  4. Sauté for 2-3 mins. Add the mashed potataoes, salt and mix well. Mashed potatoes will help bind the kebabs better.
  5. Saute for another 4-5 mins. Add the mashed Idli and mix well. Turn off the heat and let it cool.chiness
  6. Make kebab like patties with the mixture. Roast the kebabs on a pan/griddle using oil. The idlis tend to stick to the pan, keep flipping them carefully with the help of oil.
  7. Once the kebabs turn crispy and golden brown, remove from the flame on a kitchen paper towel to remove any excess oil.
  8. Serve hot with any chutney of your choice. Tomato chutney or tandoori chutney go well with these kebabs.14716632_659638364213530_4796704396266176512_n

Do you know What your Customers need:

However good your product or service is, the simple truth is that no-one will buy it if Everything-You-Need-to-Know-About-the-Customer-Journey-300x200they don’t want it or believe they don’t need it. And you won’t persuade anyone that they want or need to buy what you’re offering unless you clearly understand what it is your customers really want.

Knowing and understanding customer needs is at the center of every successful business, whether it sells directly to individuals or other businesses. Once you have this knowledge, you can use it to persuade potential and existing customers that buying from you is in their best interests.

This would help you in understanding the needs of your customers, how to use this information to sell to them more effectively, and how to win business from your The Customer Service Target Market Support Assistance Conceptcompetitors.

Why do your customers need you:

Every business needs a reason for their customers to buy from them and not their competitors. This is called a Unique Sales Proposition (USP). Your USP can change as your business or your market changes, and you can have different USPs for different unique-selling-proposition-usp-chart-keywords-icons-72048054types of customer.

All of these USPs can be effective because they are driven by what the customer looks for when making a buying decision. It’s a good idea to review your USPs regularly. Can you tailor your products or services to better match your customers’ needs? Consider asking your customers why they buy from you. This will tell you what they think your USP is – this may differ from what you think your USP is. It’s also useful to check constantly what your competition is doing. Remember – if your competitors are doing the same, your USP isn’t unique any more.

What do you know about your Customers:

The more you know about your customers, the more effective your sales and marketing efforts will be. It’s well worth making the effort to find out:

  • who they are
  • what they buy
  • why they buy it

If you’re selling to other businesses, you’ll need to know which individuals are responsible for the decision to buy your product or service. You can learn a great deal Know-Your-Customerabout your customers by talking to them. Asking them why they’re buying or not buying, what they may want to buy in the future and asking what other needs they have can give a valuable picture of what’s important to them.

Strong sales are driven by emphasising the benefits that your product or service brings to your customers. If you know the challenges that face them, it’s much easier to offer them solutions.

It’s also well worth keeping an eye on future developments in your customers’ markets and lives. Knowing the trends that are going to influence your customers helps you to anticipate what they are going to need – and offer it to them as soon as they need it.

The Customer’s current Suppliers:

Chances are your potential customer is already buying something similar to your product or service from someone else. Before you can sell to a potential customer, yousupplier need to know:

  • who the customer’s current supplier is.
  • if the customer is happy with their current supplier.
  • if buying from you would offer the customer any benefits – and, if so, what those benefits would be.

Ten things you need to know about your Customers:

Who they are:

If you sell directly to individuals, find out your customers’ gender, age, marital status and occupation. If you sell to other businesses, find out what size and kind of business they problems-vs-products-slide-croppedare.

What they do:

If you sell directly to individuals, it’s worth knowing their occupations and interests. If you sell to other businesses, it helps to have an understanding of what their business is trying to achieve.

Why they buy:

If you know why customers buy a product or service, it’s easier to match their needs to who-customet-wheerthe benefits your business can offer.

When they buy:

If you approach a customer just at the time they want to buy, you will massively increase your chances of success.

How they buy:

For example, some people prefer to buy from a website, while others prefer a face-to-face meeting.

How much money they have:

You’ll be more successful if you can match what you’re offering to what you know your customer can afford.

What makes them feel good about buying:

If you know what makes them tick, you can serve them in the way they prefer.

What they expect of you:

If your customers expect reliable delivery and you don’t disappoint them, you stand to gain repeat business.customer-satisfaction-fi

What they think about you:

If your customers enjoy dealing with you, they’re likely to buy more. And you can only tackle problems that customers have if you know what they are.

What they think about your competitors:

If you know how your customers view your competition, you stand a much better chance of staying ahead of your rivals.


Martyrs Behind the Triumph! Kargil Vijay Diwas:

Far from home and loved ones, these heroes sacrifice their own lives so the entire nation AytHB-yCEAEwyCOcan sleep in peace. The stories of their courage and passion are larger than life. Read on and be inspired by such army heroes – they are legends whose tales will not just make your chests swell with pride, but whose sacrifices will leave your eyes a little moist.

They are men of steel, standing tall in the harshest of conditions. They disregard freezing cold temperatures and scorching heat to always remain brave, awake and devoted towards us.

They are all heroes, each and every one of them. But there are a few whose stories have kargil-war_2018072312012315_650xbecome the stuff of legends, stories that deserve to be shared and told over and over again.

Captain Vikram Batra:

Born in Palampur, Himachal Pradesh, Captain Vikram Batra of 13 J&K Rifles, is known as the hero of the Kargil war. He led one of the toughest war operations in Kashmir, and was also called Sher Shah (in the intercepted messages of the Pakistani army).

He was instrumental in recapturing Peak 5140, which is located at an altitude of 17,000 captain-vikaram-batra-himachalfeet. During this mission, Batra was seriously injured but still managed to kill three enemy soldiers in close combat. After capturing Peak 5140, he went on yet another difficult mission to recapture Peak 4875 on July 7, 1999. It was one of the most difficult missions the Indian army attempted because the Pakistani forces were sitting above the peak at 16,000 feet and the climb gradient was 80 degrees.

Subedar Yogendra Singh Yadav:

This brave soldier has the high honor of being the youngest recipient of the Param Vir Chakra. He received this award at the age of 19 for his actions on July 4,1999, during the Kargil war. Born in 1980 in Aurangabad Ahir village, Uttar Pradesh, Yadav showed immense courage during the war in 1999. He volunteered for the task of capturing three strategic bunkers on Tiger Hill, which were situated at the top of a vertical, snow-covered, 16,500 feet high cliff face.

Though Being hit by rocket fire from the enemy bunker, Yadav kept on climbing and 88936725-612x612finished the remaining 60 ft to reach the top. Though in immense pain, Yadav crawled to the first enemy bunker and lobbed a grenade, which killed four Pakistani soldiers and set back the enemy fire. Yadav continued to fight and destroyed the second bunker too

However, this was not it. Yadav continued to fight and destroyed the second bunker too with the help of two fellow soldiers. In fact, he also engaged in hand-to-hand combat with the enemy and killed four more Pakistani soldiers. During the second part of the fight, a few more bullets hit Yadav. Some say he was hit by 16 bullets, but he survived it all. Yadav’s heroic actions were portrayed in the film, Lakshya, by actor Hrithik Roshan.

Captain Manoj Kumar Pandey:

On the night of 2-3 July 1999, Capt Manoj along with his troops marched off for the Pahalwan Chowki located at a height of 19700 feet on his way to Khalubar. As the assault team moved ahead, it faced heavy and intense enemy fire from both sides of the hillock. Capt Manoj quickly moved his platoon to an advantageous position under intense enemy manoj-1-1fire, sent one section to clear the enemy positions from the right and himself proceeded to clear the enemy positions from the left.

Capt Manoj fearlessly charged ahead with the booming battle cry, “Jai Mahakali, Aayo Gorkhali” clearing two enemy bunkers. While clearing the third bunker a barrage of bullets hit him on the shoulder and legs. Undaunted and without caring for his grievous injuries, he continued to lead the assault on the fourth bunker  and destroyed the same with a grenade. As he hit his target he himself got hit in the forehead with a bullet. Capt Manoj later succumbed to his injuries and was martyred at the age of 24  years.

Colonel Sonam Wangchuk:

On 30 May 1999, Major Sonam Wangchuk was leading a column of The Indus Wing, Ladakh Scouts as a part of ongoing operations in Op VIJAY in the Batalik Sector. The column was tasked to occupy Ridge Line on the Line of Control in a glaciated area at a height of about 5,500 metres. This was essential so as to pre-empt its occupation by the enemy and any subsequent infiltration. While moving towards the Line of Control, the enemy ambushed the column by firing from a vantage position.

In the process, one NCO of The Ladakh Scouts was killed. Major Sonam Wangchuk held his column together and in a daring counter ambush, led a raid on the enemy position from a flank, killing two enemy soldiers. The officer also recovered one heavy machine gun and one Universal Machine Gun, ammunition, controlled stores and three dead hqdefaultbodies of the enemy personnel. Thereafter, the officer took stock of all forces along the Chorbatla axis in the Batalik Sector and cleared the axis up to the Line of Control of all enemy intrusions at great risk to his life. Major Sonam Wangchuk displayed exceptional bravery and gallantry of the highest order in the presence of enemy fire and in extreme climatic conditions in the glaciated area.

Captain Anuj Nayyar:

Capt. Anuj Nayyar was only 24 when he died fighting for the nation. He left behind not only his family but also a loving fiance who he loved for the past decade. He was a true hero in every sense. Born on 28 August, 1975 in Delhi, he was awarded with Maha Vir Chakra for his leadership qualities and heroic act.

big_281574_1372838318Capt. Nayyar was given the operation to secure Point 4875, also known as ‘Pimple II’, which was considered to be a strategic location on the western side of Tiger Hill. It was occupied by Pakistani infiltrators at that moment. Getting its possession back was a top priority for the Indian Army.

During the initial phase of the attack, the platoon was deeply wounded. It was then decided that the team will split into two groups, one of them was being led by Captain Anuj Nayyar. Captain Nayyar’s troops consisted of 7 personnel, and they succeeded in locating 4 enemy bunkers. The Captain fought bravely against the enemy soldiers. The platoon successfully cleared three of the four bunkers but while clearing the fourth bunker, a grenade from the enemy’s side fell directly on Captain Nayyar. Despite being severely injured, he continued to lead the remaining men in his company. It was only after clearing the last bunker that he breathed his last on 7 July, 1999.

Thousands laid down there lives so that our country breath this day. Never Forget there sacrifice.

Western Food Vs Indian Food. Whats your choice?

Western Food Home Page_v1From mid-night pizza cravings, to afternoon chat desires, the heart wants what it wants. While Western food has given us Mac & Indian food makes us salivate for the perfect Paneer Tikkas. Western foods are loaded with wholesome breads, lip-smacking gourmet cheese, and Nutella infested waffles, Indian food can be a foodie’s paradise with its spicy aromatic Biryanis, scrumptious Masala Dosas, yummy Bhajiyas and the moutheazytrendz1290trend20161215035956 watering sweet Gulaab Jamuns.

Indian Cuisines:

Indian cuisine has been evolved in the span of 5000 years! Through many different cultures and traditions that came and went from the India dropped a lot of their culture and tradition which affected the Indian cuisine a lot. You will find a heavy taste of spices and staple ingredients like lentils and vegetables to be used more in an Indian Food Menu.  The Indian cuisine uses peanut or vegetable oil as its staple cooking material. Rice and roti (flat bread) is used as a supplementary or appetizers in dishes.

Western Cuisines:

Western food consists of European and western countries. This cuisine is not evolved but 0cc75f433b3eefe64797d598ed40e2e0however, it has revolutionized the way of how western dishes are cooked now. Meat is the staple ingredient that western people are fond to eat and are mostly omnivore in nature whereas Indian people are vegetarian. You will find that very low amount of spices are added up in the recipes and that is how western people love it. As for the cooking ingredient, olive oil is mostly used to make the dish and bread is the common wheat item that is supplemented as an appetizer.

Comparison Between Indian & Food Cuisines:

Indian Food:

  •  Indian Food is more spicy.depositphotos_115104184-stock-photo-indian-spices-in-terracotta-pots
  • Varieties of Indian food are usually made up from meat and fish to about a hundred different kinds of vegetables, wheat, pulses, rice and abundant spices.
  • Food options for the people of India are numerous.
  •  Indian Cuisine is popular among all Indians, as well as foreigners across the world.
  •  Indian staple food is Rice.
  • Indian Cuisines precisely do avoid ingredients that share the same flavor compounds.
  • Indian food is a wholesome package of nutrients, calories, proteins and carbohydrates.
  • Flavors vary hugely from region to region and are distinct.cuisine_1
  • Indian food hasn’t been as easily influenced by foreign cultures as food elsewhere.
  • Indian cuisine is full of colors, aromas and flavors.
  • Each dish smells with cumin, cloves, cinnamon, ginger, saffron and nutmeg.
  • Indian cuisine is based on matching opposite flavors, such as hot and sweet tastes.

Western Food:

  • Western food is not spicy.
  • Predominant ingredients in Western cuisine are meat, pastry, pasta and potatoes.
  • Other than Meat, one can literally count on fingertips the staple dishes eaten by any Western countries.tmp954055479523278851
  • Western food is popular among European countries but not among the Asians.
  • Staple foods are Meat and Bread.
  • Food is eaten with spoon and fork.
  • Western cuisines have a tendency to pair ingredients that share many of the same flavor compounds.
  • Western food is very Caloric and difficult to digest and that is why Western cuisine is thought to be fat, unhealthy and not diversified enough.
  • Western food will not vary and only few dishes have distinct flavors.
  • Indian delicacies have influenced most part of western countries, for their varieties and health benefits.fa0c15be37833f0c561053af1ec016e5
  • Western cuisines are very colorful but no aroma or flavors in it.
  •  Western foods will not vary and only few dishes have distinct flavors.

Types of Indian Cuisine:

  • Kashmiri Cuisine.
  • Punjabi Cuisine.KashmiriDishes
  • Mughalai Cuisine.
  • Rajastani Cuisine.
  • Bengali Cuisine.
  • Andra Cuisine.
  • Goan Cuisine.
  • Kerala Cuisine.

Types of Western Cuisine:

  • North American Cuisine.beef-stroganoff-european-cuisine
  • Latin American Cuisine.
  • Australian Cuisine.
  • Russian Cuisine.
  • European Cuisine.



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Benefits Of Walking:

Have you ever heard the saying by Hippocrates, “Walking is a man’s best preview-21460610-1200x630-99-1522855313.jpgmedicine”.Walking combined with good sleep and a healthy diet can help you avoid the Walk-more-worry-lessdoctor altogether.

As little as 15 – 30 minutes of walking every day can drastically improve not only a person’s overall appearance, but health as well.

Good old walking is a single practice which could significantly benefit the whole body and mind. It’s free,images (5) easy and requires little effort. Here is a list of benefits you can literally walk yourself into:

  • Positive Brain Changes:

download (1)As a study revels, low impact aerobic exercises, like walking, prevent early dementia, reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s Disease, and improve overall mental health..

Not to mention reducing ,mental stress and maintaining a higher level of endorphins.


  • Improved Eyesight:images (3).jpg

Even though eyes might seem like the last thing to be connected with the legs, walking actually benefits their conditions too. It may even help fight Glaucoma by relieving eye pressure.

  • Prevention Of Heart Diseases:

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This activity helps avoid heart problems by lowering high blood pressure and cholesterol levels and improving blood circulation.

  • Increased Lung Volume:

images-20-600x300Walking is an aerobic exercise which increases oxygen flow in the bloodstream and helps train your lungs, as well as eliminate toxins and waste. Because of better and deeper breathing some symptoms associated with lung disease may also be relieved.

  • Beneficial Effects On The Pancreas:

It might be hard to believe but walking for exercise turns out to be a much more effective tool in preventing diabetes than running.Pancreas_Art.jpg

This research shows that a group of ‘walkers’ demonstrated improvement in glucose tolerance almost 6 times greater (i.e, how well blood sugar is absorbed by cells) than that of the group of ‘runners’, over a 6 month period.

  • Improved Digestion:

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  • Toned Muscles:

Muscle Tone and weight loss (in over weight cases) may also be achieved through walking. The practice of walking 10,000 steps a daydepositphotos_14002502-stock-photo-male-and-female-musculoskeletal-system.jpg may be counted as an actual workout in the gym, especially if you add some intervals or walking uphill.

Additionally, it’s low impact and there’s no recovery time, which means no sore muscles and regrets for missing tomorrow’s workout due to being too sore the next day.

  • Sturdier Bones And Joints:

Walking can provide more joint mobility, prevent loss of bone mass and even reduce risk of fractures. The download (2)Arthritis Foundation recommends walking moderately at least 30 minutes a day on a regular basis to reduce pain in your joints, along with stiffness and inflammation.


  • Back Pain Relief:

Walking may become a real life saver for those who experience back pain during more challenging high impact exercises.womanlowerback[1].jpg

Since it’s a low impact activity it won’t cause more pain or discomfort, like running or HIT would. Walking contributes to better blood circulation within the spinal structures and improves postures and flexibility which is vital for a healthy spine.

  • A Calmer Mind:

If walking improves depression symptoms in patients with major depression disorders, runner-competing-in-race.jpgjust imagine how easily it could help us cope with feeling down or exhausted.

And a joyful walk with a friend or a loved one will only multiply the happy effect and improve your mood.