Benefits of Walking

walking exerciseWalking is cheap and easy exercise for people. Many doctor and health expert recommend this walking as daily exercise. This exercise suit for child to old people. It’s not hard to do it. But, to get good result, the main key is discipline. Yes, you should do it regularly not how long you do it at one time.

What is benefit of walking for our health?
Nicole Nichols has point out few benefit from walking to our body.

1. Walking good for heart
Walking regularly can help reduce high blood pressure and high cholesterol, both of which contribute to heart disease. According to the long-term Nurses’ Health Study, which follows the habits and health of 72,000 female nurses, three hours of brisk walking each week (that’s just 30 minutes per day) can lower a woman’s risk of heart disease by 30% to 40%.

2. Strengthens bones and joints
Walking can helps reduce your risk for osteoporosis and reduces your risk of falls. It easier on your joints than running or aerobics. A review of 24 studies on aerobic exercise and bone mineral density in women suggests that walking just 30 minutes per day a few times a week is enough to increase bone density by a moderate amount (about 2%) compared to non-exercisers.

3. Walking can control weight balance
Walking with the right intensity can elevate your heart rate and burn calories. 30 minutes of walking on most days of the week may be as beneficial for weight loss as 60 minutes of walking (in combination with diet) based on a study published in the International Journal of Obesity.

Researchers from the Center for Human Nutrition at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center say that simply walking for 15 minutes (or about 2,000 steps) and eating a couple fewer bites of food can help you prevent future weight gain.

4. Good for mental health
Exercise regularly is good for your mental health, including walking. It can help you to reduced depression and better sleep. Improved mental and emotional satisfaction and a decrease in stress, according to a Journal of Holistic Nursing article published in 2006

Start walking now for healthier life.

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