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Health benefits of walking

By Carolin 

Did you know that regular can halve your risk of a heart attack?

Our bodies are made for walking. builds long-term health and well-being.

Walking is free, almost everyone can do it and it can be done almost everywhere. Walking is a low-impact exercise, with a low risk of injuries and accidents.

If you are not used to exercising then walking is one of the best ways to get started. It is so easy to adapt the tempo after your fitness level.

Start at a level that makes you feel good. You should feel that you are exercising but you not supposed to be exhausted.

Medical studies have shown an association with walking 30-60 minutes daily with reduced risk of:

  • Cancer
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Type II diabetes
  • Gall bladder disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Bowel cancer
  • Alzheimers disease
  • Arthritis
  • Anxiety and stress

Walking is also associated with:

  • Natural weight loss 
  • Increased longevity
  • Decreased risk of hip fracture in those over 60
  • Better blood circulation
  • Lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels
  • Improved flexibility of joints and muscles
  • Stronger in muscles and bones
  • Reducing
  • Effective breathing
  • Good immune system
  • Good confidence and mental well-being

Also exercise increases our metabolism which means that we more efficiently. Not only when we exercise but for hours after. Every time you walk at a fast pace so your heart rate increases you’re also increasing your metabolism and .

Why sit when you can stand?
Why stand when you can walk?
Get up and start moving. It will not take long before you feel the positive effects.

 

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3 Responses to “Health benefits of walking”

  1. Ulf Randas on June 19th, 2007 8:56 am

    Hej dotrami.
    Jag har ju semester nu och kan botanisera på webben i lugn och ro.
    Jag är helimpad av ditt arbete. Jag tror och hoppas många kommer att nappa.

    Själv är jag ju lite konservativ när det gäller maten, men det går ju över med tiden (när man går ur den)

    Kram PA

  2. Are You Too Stuck in your Diet? | YourNaturalWellness.com on August 29th, 2008 8:05 am

    [...] and happier. It removes stress and tension. And it does not have to be such a big thing. Go for a walk in the sunshine or play with your kids in the park. Even housework burns calories. It’s about using your body [...]

  3. Jeremy from omronhj113 on August 30th, 2009 7:11 am

    Walking is in fact much more benefitial to your health than most people realize. It’s also natural and easy to exercise every day. If you care about your heart you’ll try to walk as much as you can each day.
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