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.
· 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.
- Lowers Blood Pressure
- Lowers Cholesterol
- Improve Lipid Profile
- Lowers Fasting Blood Sugar
- Reduces mental stress
- Reduces Obesity
- Reduces Arterial Stiffness and Systemic Inflammation
- Prevents Blood Coagulation
- Lifts Mood
- Relieve Anxiety and Stress
- Alertness of Mind
- Sleep Better
- Improved Self Esteem
- Risk Reduction of Dementia
- Live Longer
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.
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
- 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.
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..
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.
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
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.
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).
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.
- Reduction of Kidney Cancer Risks: Walking and running reduces the risk of kidney cancer which is independent of other known risk factors. Wanking prevents cancer.
- Reduction of Brain Cancer Risk. Analysis of 11,266 runners and 42,136 walkers with 110 dead cancer patients, it was found that the risk of brain cancer mortality is 43.2% lower with the people doing walking and running. Breast Cancer Survivors benefit from exercises but the data is limited and need more study
- Reduction of Lung Cancer Risk: Walking, is inversely associated with lung cancer risk, independent of the other activity components.
- Reduction of risks in colorectal cancer
- Reduction of risks in Ovarian Cancer
- Reduction of risks in Pancreatic cancer
- Gastric cancer (GC): <3 h of post-dinner to bedtime and post-dinner non-walk seem to be more prone to GC
- 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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.