Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Walking And Health Benefits

The human body is made to walk.

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.

Walking cuts the risk of stroke by more than 25 per cent. Walking reduces hypertension. The body has over 100,000 miles of blood vessels. Those blood vessels are more supple and healthier when we walk.

Walking cuts the risk of cancer as well as diabetes and stroke. Women who walk have a 20 per cent lower likelihood of getting breast cancer and 31 per cent lower risk of getting colon cancer.

The human body works better when we walk. The body resists diseases better when we walk, and the body heals faster when we walk.

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.

Walking also helps prevent depression, and people who walk regularly are more likely to see improvements in their depression.

Walking strengthens the heart.

Walking strengthens bones.

Walking half an hour a day has health benefits that exceed the benefits of losing 20 pounds.

When we walk every day, our bodies are healthier and stronger. A single 30 minute walk can reduce blood pressure by five points for over 20 hours.

Walking reduces the risk of blood clots in your legs.

The body needs to walk.

We don’t need to walk a lot — 30 minutes a day makes the body work better.

The best news is that the 30 minutes doesn’t have to be done in one go. Two 15 minute walks achieve the same goals. Three 10 minute walks achieve most of those goals.

We can walk 15 minutes in the morning and 15 minutes at night and achieve our walking goals.

Walking feels good. It helps the body heal. It keeps the body healthy. It improves our biological health, our physical health, our psychosocial health, and helps with our emotional health. Walking can literally add years to your life.

Be good to your self.

Be good to your body.

If you can, where you can, walk.


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