Health benefits of walking
Did you know that regular walking can halve your risk of a heart attack?
Our bodies are made for walking. 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:
- Heart disease
- Type II diabetes
- Gall bladder disease
- High blood pressure
- Bowel cancer
- Alzheimers disease
- 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 insomnia
- Effective breathing
- Good immune system
- Good confidence and mental well-being
Also exercise increases our metabolism which means that we burn fat 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 loosing weight.
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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