Walking is a (man’s and a woman’s) best medicine
Here’s 10 reasons why
- Brain boosting: Low impact aerobic exercises reduce the risk of early dementia and alzheimer’s disease. Physically active people are much less prone and it reduces stress and releases chemicals for brain health.
- Improved eyesight – Surprised? Walking helps fight glaucoma by reducing pressure on the optic nerve.
- Prevention of heart disease: You are probably already aware of this, but walking is just as good as running. Lowers high blood pressure and cholesterol and improves circulation.
- Increased lung capacity: Deeper breathing helps removes toxins.
- Improve digestion: Lowers risk of colon cancer, improves digestion and improves bowel movements.
- Toned muscles: 10,000 steps a day are just as good as session at the gym. Swing your arms when you walk. Low impact = no sore muscles.
- Sturdier bones and joints: Reduces the risk of fracture and reduces pain and stiffness in joints, and reduces the risk of osteoporosis.
- Back pain relief: Low impact activity won’t cause more pain activity. Better blood flow improving posture and stability
- A calmer mind: If mind and body are connected, then this is right on our list. Walking five days a week improves depression symptoms + helps if just feeling down and exhausted.
- The fit formula – don’t do too much at first. Build it up 5 minutes at a time – but do it regularly. You must be able to talk while you walk.
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