8 Shocking Benefits of Walking


Compare to other exercises, walking can hardly be called an exercises. It  requires no equipment and consumes the least energy . But surprisingly, walking can be the most effective way to promote health and prevent disease. But consistency is of the essence. If you take 30 minutes walk everyday, it will help yield unbelievable health benefits.   I have a busy schedule, but always manage to squeeze 30-40 minutes for walking and jogging,  in turn , I benefits a lot from the good habit.  Read on to find out its shocking benefits below.

Reduce the risk of  Type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes are induced by insulin resistance,  a recent British study found that people with a family history of the disease who walked briskly, or performed some other type of moderate to vigorous activity on a routine basis, improved insulin sensitivity. 30 minutes of  walk everyday will lay a solid foundation to reduce the Type 2 diabetes risk.

Tone up your body

Good regular walk can tone up your leg and bottom muscle.  Walking with proper postures will enhance the muscle at your abs and waist too.

Improve sleep quality

Walking , especially brisk walking burns calories and your muscles get fatigue.  We call it” healthy fatigue” that guarantees a good uninterrupted sleep at night, combined with a warm shower, you will sleep like a baby.

Help lose weight

While you burn calories, it goes without saying you will therefore lose weight. You’ll burn around 75 calories simply by walking at 2mph for 30 minutes. Up your speed to 3mph and it’s 99 calories, while 4mph is 150 calories (equivalent to  a jam doughnut!). Work that short walk into your daily routine and you’ll shed the pounds in no time!

Strengthen  cardiovascular  health

Every step bears on heart health.  Brisk walking can reduce your blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol level, those are factors associated with heart disease and strokes.  If you want to improve heart health,  go our and about, it is the most effective, and the least expensive way to engage.

Keep you literally sane

Our daily life can be hectic and stressful.  You bury all the negative emotions deeply inside only to create more emotional issues down the road.  Walking can help you lay off those emotional burdens.  It releases endorphin,  the chemical makes you feel happier and more relaxed.  I always notice that after even during the  walk,  my mood gets more cheerful and calm.

Boost immunity system

“Walk” up your body’s ability to fight germs and diseases. According to medical research, regular walking can decrease your chance of getting flu or cold, or if you do get them, it takes shorter time to recover, it also lower the risk of other diseases.

Prevent dementia

Older people who walk six miles or more per week are more likely to avoid brain damage and preserve better memory as the years go on. Since dementia affects one in 14 people over 65 and one in six over 80, we presume that’s a pretty great idea to “walk away dementia”.

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