Don’t do anything in a day, but go for a walk! If it doesn’t do you anything majorly, it will at least keep your bones and muscles active and running. Today we will list a few benefits of walking that also includes losing weight significantly!
- Strengthens your heart
According to various studies, walking at least for 30 minutes, 5 days a week can reduce your risk for coronary heart disease by 19%. Your heart disease risk reduces even further when you increase the duration and distance of your work every day.
- Eases joint pains and strengthens bones
Walking helps you strengthen bones and it protects your joints like hips, knees etc. People who are suffering from arthritis must walk for 5 to 6 miles a week, it will reduce the pain significantly.
- Increases your life
Did you know walking can increase your life? According to research, when you walk at an average pace to a slow pace, you reduce the overall risk of death by 20% and when you do brisk walking, you reduce the risk by 24%. Surprising isn’t it? So get going!
- Thinking creatively
You might have seen in movies when your favourite movie characters say, ‘I’m going for a walk’ to clear their heads and this is pretty useful actually. According to various researchers, walking opens up a free flow of ideas and it is an easy way to increase your creativity and get physical activity at the same time. So, the next time you are stuck brainstorming an idea, you must go for a walk!
Here are a few benefits of walking only 30 minutes a day, that’s not a lot of time in your day. Try to take out time for your health as it is supposed to be the most important thing that most of us neglect.
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