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Walking for Health Benefits [Magical Health Booster]

 

Walk and enjoy the magical health benefits for obesity, cancer, diabetes, heart diseases, brain disorder,  dementia and many more.

Discover your gateway to seemingly no way for multiple chronic symptoms.

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Walking is

·       Natural

·       Simple

·       Inexpensive

·       Least accident-prone

·       Can be done inside and outside the home at your convenience

On top of it, our body is designed to move. However, it is the most underestimated form of exercise.

Let’s delve in.

Heart Health

  1. Lowers Blood Pressure
  2. Lowers Cholesterol
  3. Improve Lipid Profile
  4. Lowers Fasting Blood Sugar
  5. Reduces mental stress
  6. Reduces Obesity
  7. Reduces Arterial Stiffness and Systemic Inflammation
  8. Prevents Blood Coagulation

Mental Health

  1. Lifts Mood
  2. Relieve Anxiety and Stress
  3. Alertness of Mind
  4. Sleep Better
  5. Improved Self Esteem
  6. Risk Reduction of Dementia
  7. Live Longer

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16. Boosts Immune Function

Dr. David Nieman’s study found:  A moderate exercise of 30 minutes a day does a few things increase immunity by circulating killer cells and neutrophils (white blood cells that lead to immune system’s response). This 30-minute exercise clears up the pathogens every day by enhancing immunity. The effect persisted for 3 h post-exercise and then dissipated. Keep the exercise up going every day to benefit from this immunity-boosting.

  1. Reduces Inflammation

Inflammation occurs when your body is injured by bacteria, toxins, heat, and trauma. Increased physical activity reduces systemic inflammation which has been demonstrated in a randomized control study

  1. Improves Asthma Condition

The low-intensity walking exercise shows an improved condition of Asthma without deterioration.

Walking is good cardio exercise — if you go at a brisk pace of at least 3 miles per hour. Cardio or aerobic exercise works your large muscles over and over and pushes your heart and lungs to work hard.

  1. Improves Digestion

Exercise gets your heart pumping and helps increase blood flow and oxygen circulation throughout your body. Blood and oxygen are necessary to aid in digestion and keep muscles, even those in your intestines healthy. The workout of the intestinal muscles during the exercise gets food moving..

  1. Stronger Bones

Walking Increases the Bone Mass and Make Stronger Bones Less Prone to Fracture.

This is what the National Institute of Health (NIH) summarizes the impact of bone health and other health benefits. “Vital at every age for healthy bones, exercise is important for treating and preventing osteoporosis. Not only can exercise improve your bone health, but it can also increase muscle strength, coordination, and balance, and lead to better overall health”. These exercises include walking.

  1. Flexible Joints

    Aging joints lose flexibility because of loss of water, tissues, loss of elasticity. It affects a full range of motions due to wear and tear with the progression of time. Walking increases circulation of blood flow that relaxes the tighter muscles making healthy aging which is helpful particularly to seniors.

Walking mobilizes your knee joint fluids and help lubricates your joints

  1. Slim Your Knees

Research has shown walking strengthens your knees.

Walking in combination with a healthy diet can remove knee fat without hurting your knees. Regular walking reduces your overall body weight and so also your knees.

  1. Tone Muscles

Toning keeps body lean.

Brisk walking for 30 minutes, four to six times a week will help tone your thighs, firm up your bum and whittle away your waist. Exercise increases energy demand in the body. Consume healthy and nutrient-filled diet with adequate exercise to realize this benefit. (Brisk walking is considered covering 100 steps or more per minute).

  1. Reduce Cancer Risk

Multiple types of cancers have been benefited from walk-work-out supported by scientific research. Walk like a pro. Think seriously walk as an exercise. You sweat, you can talk with a little difficulty but it can be difficult to sing. That is the kind of walking-workout necessary to impact your health to reduce the risk of cancer.

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  1. Improves Low Back Pain:

A 12-week study in 2018 suggests:  walking as an exercise can be recommended for improving lower back pain by improving muscular strength and tenacity. This result was reported from a randomized controlled clinical trial.

  1. Enhance Vitamin-D

Take a walk during the Vitamin-D production time

Celebrate the unique power of vitamin-D producing sunlight while walking to enhance your core health. Vitamin-D is a critical nutrient of the human body. 94% of the current population is Vitamin-D deficient. A large volume of research on vitamin-D recommends optimizing the vitamin-D level of your body to prevent and cure diseases and the optimal performance of your vital organs.

  1. Blast Cellulite

Cellulite is a less desirable fat for women in this society. The easy way to make it less visible is a regular exercise by burning calories thus reducing the weight of the body.

In a study, postmenopausal women have shown a reduction in their thighs when combined with a healthy diet (American Journal of Clinical Nutrition)

  1. Remove Loneliness

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Walk as a group. Make friends, share your pleasure and pain, Make lifelong friends. Technological advances and social media have taken over personal relationships. Win over it. You don’t need to be lonely. Make a family outside your home and enjoy the benefits of this simple exercise.

Are you inspired by this Google trend? The 5-year trend indicates more people are expected to walk for better health.

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity exercises, such as brisk walking. This goal could be achieved starting at a lower level and pacing it increasingly higher.

Summary

Walking Improves Mental and Physiological Wellbeing.

Make a “healthier you” by walking.

It is a simple and inexpensive activity but a potent health booster. Enjoy this act of simplicity to deal with the complexity of the human body.

Happy walking!

 

Anusuya Choudhury

8 Comments

  1. Hello, I have to say, walking is truly a very underestimated form of exercise. It is perhaps so because of its simplicity. Like you mentioned, our bodies are designed to move, so it would be a disservice for people not to take advantage, especially those prone to obesity and heart diseases. The benefits are obviously endless. This is definitely informative. Thanks for sharing 

    • Hi Leo,

      Thank you for stopping by. I am glad you found this blog informative.  I can not agree with you more. Walking is a natural joy for me. Happy walking.

  2. Thank you for this review of the health benefits of walking and good dieting.  It was easy to navigate and your links to specific areas of the benefits was very helpful.

    Your reference to walking with another person or persons I consider to be very useful, as we all need this means of discipline and encouragement.  

    Wish we had had the information about the non-surgical knee relief before my wife had her knee surgery.  

    • Hi Earl,

      Thank you for reviewing my post and for your comment.

      It is truly unbelievable, I personally recovered from knee pain quite a bit by walking. 

      I am sorry replying you so late. I travelled to india and trapped with few unfortunate situations where i had to put my website as low priority.

  3. I agree that walking magnificent way to stay in shape. It is one of my favorite daily routines. But I didn’t know all of the physical health and mental health benefits which it has. 

    There is no reason not to take advantage of the benefits of this activity as you point out it is totally inexpensive. Simplicity is beautiful as it naturally deals with the complexities of life.

    Thanks so much for this valuable information which I will share with others. All the Best.

    •  Hi Joseph,

      Thank you for taking to read the post and sharing your personal experience.

      Keep enjoying this beautiful sport to nourish your mental and physical health.

      I am sorry to reply you late. I traveled to India  and unfortunately met with multiple incidents that put my website as a low priority. 

  4. Hello Anusuya,

    I absolutely agree with you Walking for Health Benefits certainly cannot hurt you as you have listed all of the benefits. I walk everyday for 1 hour and try and squeeze a couple of dogs walks in there too.  Rain, snow, or heat does not stop me from walking nor should it stop anyone.  

    Get out and walk even if you have to walk in your house, you can think of something, for example walk in circles or squares to fit the shape of your living room. I used to do that but I would rather go outside get fresh air and walk. 

    I find that getting into a routine for walking is a good way to walk. 20 minutes in the morning, 20 in the afternoon and 20 at night is perfect and usually walk for more. Get out there and walk as you said it is absolutely free.

    Thanks for an informative post on walking.

    Jimmy.

    • Hi Jimmy,

      Thank you taking the time to read and comment on this post.

      I like your walking routine. Most importantly, you are on everyday regardless of the weather. 

      Keep enjoying the walk that helps your physical and mental health.

      I am sorry to reply you late. I traveled to India  and unfortunately met with multiple incidents that put my website as a low priority. 

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