Caption: This will surely motivate you to make a walking routine!
Staying shape is necessary and everyone should pay attention to it. However, you don’t really have to join a gym or do any rigorous exercise to maintain your body. Taking a walk everyday is enough to keep you maintained and in shape. There are numerous health benefits associated with walking. If you have a walking routine it will not only improve your mental and physical health but it can also improve your mood. It is a great way to get some fresh air and much needed vitamin D.
It is said that if you walk only 30 mins everyday it will have great health impact on you. Following are the 8 great health benefits associated with walking.
- Improvement in mental health
According to Mayo clinic walking is very beneficial for people suffering from depression and anxiety as it can improve your mood and have a very good impact on your mental health.
- Helps in weight loss
According to a research conducted at Harvard it was found out that 32 obesity inducing genes in your body can be suppressed by going regularly on walks.
- The risk of certain cancers decreases
If some walks for only 3 hours in a week the risk of dying from breast and bowel cancer is automatically reduced ton half according to a research conducted at American Society for Clinical Oncology.
- Boosts immune system
According to a study done at Appalachian State University in North Carolina if a person walks for 30 mins everyday the number of cells associated with improving the immune system increase significantly.
- Prevents diabetes
According to American Diabetes Society “aerobic exercise helps your body use insulin better.”
- Reduces the habit of stress eating
If a person walks for 15 mins everyday the craving of sugary food is reduced according to University of Exeter. Walking also helps with suppressing the urge to eat in stressful conditions.
- Improves cardiovascular health
The risk of heart related diseases is decreased by 30% if a person walks for 20 mins everyday according to Harvard Medical School. Talking regular walks is very beneficial for your heart’s well-being.
- Helps you in old age:
According a study that was conducted by American Medical Association it was found out that people who take regular walks when they are young have a highly reduced risk of physical disability when they grow old. It is one of the greatest benefit of walks and helps people when they are between the age of 70-89.