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Check out 15 benefits of Walking

Walking improves not just our biological and physical health but also our psychosocial and emotional health.

It’s good to walk, everyone knows that. The best part is you don’t have to walk a lot. Just about 30 minutes a day is enough. A single 30-minute walk can reduce blood pressure by five points for over 20 hours. But if you cannot do a single 30-minute walk, do two 15 minute walks, or three 10 minutes walk. But walk you must, daily.

Why? Because, our body works better when we walk, it resists diseases better when we walk, and in case you are unwell, the body also heals faster if the patient walks. But how exactly does that happen, we will tell you here.

Scanning through the different scientific studies we have compiled for you the following facts. Read on:

  1. Walking 30 minutes a day cuts the rate of people becoming diabetic by more than half and it cuts the risk of people over 60 becoming diabetic by almost 70 per cent.
  2. Walking cuts the risk of stroke by more than 25 per cent.
  3. Walking reduces hypertension. The body has over 100,000 miles of blood vessels. Those blood vessels are more supple and healthier when we walk.
  4. Walking cuts the risk of cancer as well as diabetes and stroke.
  5. Women who walk have a 20 per cent less likelihood of getting breast cancer and a 31 per cent lower risk of getting colon cancer.
  6. Women with breast cancer who walk regularly can reduce their recurrence rate and their mortality rate by over 50 per cent.
  7. Men who walk thirty minutes a day have a significantly lower level of prostate cancer. Men who walk regularly have a 60 per cent lower risk of colon cancer.
  8. For men with prostate cancer, studies have shown that walkers have a 46 per cent lower mortality rate.
  9. Walking also helps prevent depression, and people who walk regularly are more likely to see improvements in their depression.
  10. Walking strengthens the heart, bones and also improves the circulatory system.
  11. Walking reduces the risk of blood clots in your legs. People who walk regularly have much lower risk of deep vein thrombosis.
  12. People who walk are less likely to catch colds, and when people get colds, walkers have a 46 per cent shorter symptom time from their colds.
  13. Walking improves the health of our blood, as well. Walking is a good boost of high density cholesterol and people with high levels of HDL are less likely to have heart attacks and stroke.
  14. Walking improves the health of our blood, as well. Walking is a good boost of high density cholesterol and people with high levels of HDL are less likely to have heart attacks and stroke.
  15. Walking significantly diminishes the risk of hip fracture and the need for gallstone surgery is 20 to 31 per cent lower for walkers.

This is not all. Walking makes us happy too. This is because when we walk, our body generates endorphins, the happy hormones. So in a nutshell, walking improves not just our biological and physical health but also our psychosocial and emotional health.

So guys, make daily 30 minutes walks a new resolution this year, and stick to it

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