15 Minutes Of Walking A Day Can Change Your Body !

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Is sitting your new favorite hobby? If yes, your health is in danger. Yes, sitting can harm your health to an almost irreversible extent, so you better do something about this. Walking for at least 15 minutes every day. You don’t have to go to the gym just walk. This will make a huge difference, and you’ll feel it. Add this habit to your everyday routine, and you will notice its amazing effect on your body and mind.

There are many reasons to walk for exercise. Walking improves fitness, cardiac health, alleviates depression and fatigue, improves mood, creates less stress on joints and reduces pain, can prevent weight gain, reduce risk for cancer and chronic disease, improve endurance, circulation, and posture, and the list goes on…”

Walking is not only an ideal activity but for many it can help treat ongoing health conditions.  For many people, it is also highly accessible.  With a sturdy pair of shoes and a safe walking environment (inside or outside), most people can achieve their own reasonable walking goals, as well as to attain the recommendations for adults the CDC’s Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans: 2nd Edition — at least 150 to 300 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity (e.g. brisk walking). Not to mention, moderate physical activity, like walking, can improve a person’s cognition (thinking), while decreasing symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress.

The power of walking was acknowledged by researchers at the University Hospital of Saint-Etienne, the University Hospital of Dijon, the University of Lyon, the Regional Center for Cancer Prevention and Jean Monnet University in France.

The results of one particular study were published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. The study involved participants over 60.

Each of the participants was supposed to exercise for 15 minutes every day. This reduced their risk of death by 22% when compared to individuals who don’t exercise. According to this study, a simple 15-minute walk will keep you alive for longer.

These studies filled headlines across the country. Doctors agree that you should exercise at least 150 minutes a week at moderate pace.

Health benefits of walking:

  • Prevents diabetes
  • Promotes weight loss
  • Increases vitamin D levels
  • Relieves pain
  • Prevents the development of colon, breast, and lung cancer
  • Strengthens heart
  • Boosts mood

Walk every day, and enjoy your life!

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