WHY IT’S GREAT TO TAKE A WALK

 WHY IT’S GREAT TO TAKE A WALK

‘Walking is the best form of exercise for people of all ages. In this article, we give you four quick benefits you can expect from developing a walking habit.’
Doctors have been saying since time immemorial that walking is the best form of exercise for human beings. Indeed, the very fact that we’re bipedal means that we’ve been designed by Mother Nature to walk. The many disorders that we’ve been seeing as a result of sitting down for long periods is another support to the theory that human beings were probably meant by evolution to perform most of their tasks standing and walking.
Here are a few more advantages of walking as a habit.
It reduces heart disease risk. Taking a brisk walk for up to 30 minutes every day can significantly reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke. Studies have shown that the risk comes down by as much as 27%. Walking is a great way to control blood pressure.
It reduces normal disease risk. A walking habit can reduce your risk of other diseases such as type-2-diabetes, asthma and cancer by as much as 60%. Those of us who are active are 20% lower on the risk scale for diseases such as colon and breast cancer.
It reduces stress. Brisk walking can release endorphins in your body, which are known to be stress busters. This will alleviate depression and occasional bouts of loneliness that can afflict the best of us.
It reduces the risk of dementia, especially among older people. A regular walking habit can slow down the symptoms of degenerative brain disease as well.

Daisy Akhtar

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