You surely have heard the saying by Hippocrates “Walking is The Best Medicine”. And once you think about it, it tells you a lot about your general health. Walking when it’s combined with good night sleep and healthy diet, can help you avoid going to the doctor.
Only 15-30 minutes of walking a day could drastically improve not just the general appearance of some person, but their health as well. In addition, walking is free, easy and requires small effort.
This a list of benefits that you can get if you walk every day
POSITIVE BRAIN CHANGES
All types of physical activity, such as the low impact aerobic exercises as walking, rejuvenate the entire body by sending fresh blood over the entire body. That way, you feel healthier and better, and your brain receives enough blood to function on the right way. It will reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, prevent the early dementia, and improve the mental health.
Although eyes can seem as the last thing to be connected with the legs, walking in fact benefits their health as well. Walking (and exercise generally) could reduce the eye pressure, and on that way help to fight glaucoma.
PREVENTION OF HEART DISEASE
Walking is not the same thing as running, however, it’s as effective as running when it comes to the prevention of heart diseases. It improves the blood circulation, lowers the blood pressure, and keeps the blood cholesterol levels in some reasonable limits.
INCREASED LUNG VOLUME
Walking is an aerobic exercise that is able to improve the oxygen flow in the bloodstream, it can remove the toxins from the body, and increases the capacity of the lungs. And better breathing is beneficial for your lungs.
BENEFICIAL EFFECTS ON THE PANCREAS
Studies have proven that walking is a much more effective tool when it comes to preventing diabetes than running. The research showed that a group of “walkers” noted improvement in glucose tolerance almost six times greater (i.e. how well the blood sugar is absorbed by the body cells) than those of a group of “runners,” over a 6 months of trial period.
You don’t need to go to the gym each day to improve the digestion. A 30-minute walk a day is not only going to help you with the cholesterol levels, fat loss, and digestion issues but also with the risk of colon cancer.
Walking is also able to help you burn calories, lose fat, and tone the muscles. You could make a difference with 10,000 steps per one day, especially if you try the uphill climb! Moreover, it’s low impact and there is no recovery time, meaning no sore muscles.
STRONGER JOINTS AND BONES
Our leg muscles and joints are supposed to be used. And walking is only going to do good for them. It is going to improve the joint mobility, prevent loss of bone mass, and it will even make them stronger and more resilient to fractures. It’s recommended to walk half an hour per day every day in order to reduce pain.
BACK PAIN RELIEF
Walking is a low-impact activity and it’s not going to not hurt your back. It will, actually, lower the back pain by improving the blood circulation on the spinal structures and which will help you improve your flexibility and posture.
- A CALMER MIND
Psychiatrists recommend walking like a great exercise for those who have major depressive disorders. So, if it can help that type of people, imagine how good it is for persons who only need to cope with everyday issues. Every person feels happy after an exercise.
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