Walking is one of the best and easiest exercises one can do to maintain a healthy lifestyle. You can do it anywhere and at any time. Be it in a park, on the street or even just at home. In this article you will learn the amazing reasons why walking is extremely beneficial to your health and why you should absolutely hit the road. Here are seven different benefits of walking.
Why is Walking Useful?
1Brings Down Bad Cholesterol
Walking keeps your Heart healthy and strong as it reduces stress and heart-related diseases. Cholesterol is a type of fat found in your blood, which you can also get from foods like meat, fish, egg, butter, and cheese. You need Cholesterol to help your brain, skin and other organs grow and do their jobs. But too much of it can lead to clog blood vessels which can lead to heart attacks and brain strokes. Walking is a great form of exercise it brings down the bad Cholesterol by reducing your weight and hence increasing the good cholesterol.
2Shed Those Kilos
Walking does assist weight loss as it helps to maintain and balance your weight. You don’t need an expensive Gym Membership and a fancier treadmill to get in your daily cardio. All you’ve got to do is put on some pants and hit the neighborhood. Brisk walking every day for around 30 minutes should do the trick and if you want some variations there’s always jogging.
Walking helps in circulation of blood and releases oxygen as well as the gene in your body is on mood lifting Harmon and spreads it to all parts of the body making you feel extremely active and alive.
4Tone your Calves, Quads & Butt
Make walking a daily necessity in your life to get those well-toned calves quads and butt as walking activates and extends the muscles in those particular areas when you push off the ground with your foot. It also corrects your posture, gives you a killer set of Abs and also that waist you have seen in your dreams.
5Boosts Vitamin D
76% of woman in India have a vitamin D deficiency that leads to multiple bone disorders and pregnancy complications. You don’t have to worry about all that though, because walking gives you the perfect way to get that vitamin D fix you body needs, through direct sunlight. So the best time to go for a walking in order to soak in up is just before the scorching sun is completely out to say Hi!
6Get Rid of Depression
Studies show that walking is really good for your body as it releases endorphins, which are a chemical produced by the brain that reduces pain and releases stress and depression making you feel relaxed. So if you want positive thinking, walking is an ideal routine. Walking is very beneficial for your body. It helps in building the immune system. If you walk daily for 30-minutes will increase T-cells and immune function.
According to a 2012 Harvard University Woman’s Health Study walking for 1 to3 hours, every week reduces the risk of breast and uterine cancer by almost 19%. If you walk for about 3 to 5 hours every week, can reduce the risk of breast and uterine cancer to about 54%.
7Controls Sugar Levels
Are you a diabetic patient? Then you should walk. Walking is the best way to keep diabetes under control. Walking directly helps you control your weight, which is the main cause of diabetes. When a diabetic patient walks, insulin is utilized by generating more insulin. It also helps in improving blood sugar levels.
Nobody wants to be stressed and depressed. Right! Then get walking. So, to receive all these benefits all you have got to do is to be spontaneous, grab those shoes and start walking.
BY M. DIVYA SRI