10 health benefits of walking

Posted by Nabin Shaw on November 19th, 2020

“I love walking because it clears your mind, enriches the soul, takes away stress and opens up your eyes to a whole new world .” – Claudette Dudley

Most of us don’t quite realise the benefits of engaging ourselves in some kind of physical activities like walking until the time we end up suffering some major consequences. We depend on pills or medicines way more than on some natural medicinal plants in India or keeping ourselves active by working out on our own. One of the ways to stay fit and healthy is undoubtedly by taking morning and evening walks regularly. It requires fewer efforts and is a low-impact exercise to combat many ailments. It’s great for mind, body and soul. Let’s check out a few health benefits of walking that are sure to make you wear your walking shoes, right away and get ready to start with your new fitness regime.

  1. Helps In Weight Loss - One of the best or easy ways to lose a few calories or kgs is by taking walks, regularly. Brisk walking every day for an hour is said to reduce the influence of obesity in a person.
  2. Helps To Combat Cancer - Researches have proved that walking tends to reduce the risk of breast or uterine cancer in women, whereas prostate cancer in men, every day. Three to five hours of walk in a week is sufficient to combat cancer.
  3. Helps To Reduce The Chances Of Having Heart Diseases - When the frequency of walking increases, the risk of being diagnosed with some heart diseases decreases. Just walking at a moderate speed for 4-5 km per week for about 3-4 hours can reduce the risk of having any heart ailments.
  4. Reduces Blood Pressure - Taking 30 minutes walk for 5 times a week, reduces the risk of high blood pressure.
  5. Reduces The Risk Of Diabetes - Walking is directly linked to lowering the risk of diabetes in a person. Having a healthy diet and taking  2.5 hours per week walks is said to be sufficient to combat the risk of diabetes.
  6. Helps To Unclog The Arteries - Before taking a meal, taking a walk may end up unclogging the arteries which may be clogged due to the consumption of high-fat food. Walking keeps the circulation of the blood flow constant throughout the body, to organs and limbs.
  7. Helps To Cure Mental Ailments - Center of Disease Control has proved in its research that any kind of mental ailment, be it anxiety, depression, PTSD gets reduced by almost 9% as the patients take long walks. Walking releases happy hormones which helps to wash away all kinds of mental ailments, easily.
  8. Helps To Combat Arthritis and Strengthens Joints - Arthritis and other patients with joint pain were said to improve their bone strength or flexibility by taking walks regularly.
  9. Results In Healthy Pregnancy - It has been advised to all those ladies who are conceiving to take walks regularly to keep their unborn child happy, healthy and hearty.
  10. Results In Healthy Brain - Walking keeps one’s brain healthy by saving them from mental ailments like Alzheimer’s disease, dementia.

Hope, we convinced you to walk daily for an hour or so, by providing these reasons.

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