Walking is a great exercise and it is recommended to walk at least 15-30 minutes a day.
But how exactly does walking affect our bodies? Why is it important to include it in our daily lives?
Baaghi TV has penned down the answers to these questions and more with the help of a video from the
website Useful Gen (UG):
1. A healthier brain, healthier mind
One study has shown that walking provides plenty of benefits to our brains. When you walk the levels of
endorphins increase, thus significantly reducing the stress levels. It also supports the overall brain health
and can even reduce the risk of Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
2. Better vision
It might seem unusual but walking can even improve your vision. It works by releasing the eye pressure
and reducing glaucoma.
3. Healthy heart
According to the American Heart Association, walking is as beneficial for the heart as running. It can help reduce heart-related diseases. Walking stabilizes the blood pressure, reduces cholesterol levels, and improves blood circulation.
4. Increase lung volume
When you walk your lungs more oxygen which then gets distributed throughout your body. Besides,
removing toxins walking can improve lung function thus preventing respiratory diseases.
5. Healthier pancreas
Regular walks can help maintain healthy glucose levels. It is even more efficient in preventing diabetes
than running. People who walk regularly have healthier blood sugar levels than those who run.
6. Improved digestion
By walking 30 minutes a day could not only lower the risk of colon cancer but also improve our digestion
and can relieve constipation and flatulence.
7. Leaner muscles
When you lose body fat your muscles become more prominent and leaner. You can achieve this by
walking 10,000 steps a day. If you want to add some intensity to your walks, try walking uphill, or add an
interval in between. This can increase the muscle tone in various parts of your body. Also, walking is not
a rigorous exercise for the body so you will not experience soreness or wait for your body muscles to
heal before you continue walking.
8. Strong bones and joints
The Arthritis Foundation recommends walking for a healthier body. Painful and stiff joints will be
relieved by walking 30 minutes a day. It will also not cause additional damage or pain and prevent
9. Reduced back pain
High impact exercises can harm the back but not walking. It is a low impact exercise that actually
relieves back pain by promoting blood flow to the spinal area and improving posture and flexibility
of the back muscles.
10. Balanced mind
If you experience mood disorders, walking can help you lighten up. Walking with someone is even
more helpful. Regular walks can reduce stress, depression, and anxiety levels.
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