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  • Special DG (Training) in CRPF, S N Shrivastava, appointed special commissioner (law & order) in Delhi Police in order to quell the violence. He is also expected to take over as chief of Delhi police once Amulya Patnaik's term ends on February 29
  • Curfew and shoot at sight orders reportedly in force in some areas, but Delhi Police HQ does not issue a notice for the same
  • The Central government has pressed paramilitary forces to control the riots in Delhi
  • Mobs in Delhi target journalists, check them for religious identity and snatch equipment
  • 13 people deal until now in one of the worst spells of violence in Delhi
  • Violence in Delhi shows no signs of abating with fresh areas in the north-eastern part of the capital coming under its grip
  • Delhi High Court says DGCA was wrong in approving the flying ban on stand-up comic Kunal Kamra by airlines other than Indigo for his alleged misbehavior with TV anchor Arnab Goswami aboard an Indigo flight
  • The Bihar assembly passes a resolution to stick to the old NPR form, making it the first NDA state to do so
  • Arms deal for advanced helicopters, worth $3bn, signed with the US, but the trade deal remains elusive
  • Trump says he has a good equation with Pak PM Imran Khan and assures India that Pakistan is working to reduce cross border terrorism
  • Trump once again offers to mediate in the Kashmir issue
  • Trump says it is up to India to decide on the CAA
  • US President Donald Trump says PM Modi wants religious freedom for all
  • US President Donald Trump lands in Ahmedabad, received at the airport by Prime Minister Modi
  • US President Donald Trump to land in India today
Continuing violence in Delhi takes the sheen off the visit by US President Donald Trump
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Health Benefits Of Walking Regularly

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Sunil Garodia By our team of in-house writers.

Walking regularly can do wonders for your health. It is the best exercise and it is free. The only requirements are a strong will, a good pair of walking shoes and access to a public park with good pathways for walking. The best thing is that it can be done at any time during the day. Hence, one can adjust the time according to one's schedule. In short, there is no excuse to be a couch potato if you care for your body.

The importance of a pair of good walking shoes cannot be discounted because bad shoes can cause foot ache and can also result in an injury. Further, the walking trail should be smooth. Although it is best to walk on grass (Runner's World magazine rates it 9.5 compared to 6 for asphalt), any good and even surface would do. But concrete should be avoided as it is too hard and can cause joint pains.

Walking will benefit you immensely if you are suffering from diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease or depression. It also helps to reduce memory problems and craving for sweets or chocolates.  Short walks are better to lower blood pressure while "interval walking" (more of it in the next article) is great for those wanting to lose weight.

To make walking more enjoyable, one can listen to music while walking or walk in a group. But when walking in a group, one should avoid including people who slow down one's pace. It is also advisable to take a longer route instead of going up and down a short route as that can become boring after a few days. Care must also be taken to avoid roads or pathways that are sloped or filled with potholes. If done right, walking can give you more health benefits in a shorter time than most other activity.