Health Benefits

"We eat too much, drink too much, smoke too much, drive too fast, and walk too little." - Margaret C. Heagarty

Besides feeling and looking great, we wish and deserve to have a sound mental health, physical strength and a long life.

Walking for 30 to 60 minutes daily can:

  • cut down your risk of heart disease by 30 to 40 percent, breast cancer by 20 percent and stroke by 50 percent;
  • stabilize your blood pressure;
  • increase cardiovascular endurance;
  • reduce depression and anxiety;
  • help in weight loss by burning excess calories;
  • tone up lean muscles involved in walking;
  • increase lung capacity;
  • boost metabolism and reduce effects of constipation;
  • increase energy level; and
  • reduce bad cholesterol and triglycerides content of the blood.

If walking is combined with healthy eating, walking helps in weight loss. Walking twice a day daily for a month is very effective. The benefits of walking include preventing many diseases and health conditions. Here are a few of examples:

  • Walking in addition to the planned diet and prescribed drugs is the best treatment for diabetics. Together they form a complete package for dealing with diabetes and preventing its complications.
  • Walking for fitness lowers risk of stroke. Brisk walking for an hour a day cuts the risk of stroke by half, according to a Harvard study on more than 11,000 men.
  • Walking also boosts "good" cholesterol" and helps reduce "bad" cholesterol. Bad cholesterol causes plaque buildup in the artery walls, one of the major causes of heart attacks.
  • Walking in the form of jogging improves aerobic fitness and strengthens the heart. It helps heart in pumping more blood with less effort and with less pressure on the arteries.
  • A regular walk schedule can strengthen your immune system and help fight infections and diseases.
  • Walking relieves sleep apnea and insomnia.
  • Regular walking regimen helps reduce risk of hip fracture by strengthening the hip and pelvic muscles.
  • Walking for just 12 minutes everyday, improves fitness of mind and helps relieve depression and anxiety by elevating our mood, sense of well-being and self-esteem.
  • Walking imparts flexibility to the joints and thus reduces the effects of osteoarthritis.
  • Walking helps reduce risk of breast cancer and colon cancer.

Comments

joe79 Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Nice information. it is really helpful. so all this, i have come to a conclusion that walking is the only best exercise which is fit for all the ages. It can be followed by all with out much strain.

zoyajack Monday, April 16, 2012

Nice post! Walking is good for the health i think its the most important exercise for the human. Fit Equipment

drsuresh1 Tuesday, March 22, 2011

drsuresh1 Tuesday, March 22, 2011

walking is the best exercise. walk BRISKLY not slow/idle walk.

drsuresh1 Tuesday, March 22, 2011

walking is the best exercise. walk BRISKLY not slow/idle walk.

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