20 Benefits of Walking

Benefits of Walking

  1. The human body is made to walk.
  2. Walking 30 minutes a day cuts the rate of people becoming diabetic by more than half and it cuts the risk of people over 60 becoming diabetic by almost 70 percent.
  3. Walking cuts the risk of stroke by more than 25 percent.
  4. Walking reduces hypertension. The body has over 100,000 miles of blood vessels. Those blood vessels are more supple and healthier when we walk.
  5. Walking cuts the risk of cancer as well as diabetes and stroke.
  6. Women who walk have a 20 percent lower likelihood of getting breast cancer and a 31 percent lower risk of getting colon cancer.
  7. Women with breast cancer who walk regularly can reduce their recurrence rate and their mortality rate by over 50 percent.
  8. The human body works better when we walk. The body resists diseases better when we walk, and the body heals faster when we walk.
  9. We don’t have to walk a lot. Thirty minutes a day has a huge impact on our health.

Benefits of Walking

  1. Men who walk thirty minutes a day have a significantly lower level of prostate cancer. Men who walk regularly have a 60 percent lower risk of colon cancer.
  2. For men with prostate cancer, studies have shown that walkers have a 46 percent lower mortality rate.
  3. Walking also helps prevent depression, and people who walk regularly are more likely to see improvements in their depression.
  4. Walking generates positive neuro chemicals. People look forward to walking and enjoy walking.
  5. Walking reduces the risk of blood clots in your legs.
  6. People who walk regularly have much lower risk of deep vein thrombosis.
  7. People who walk are less likely to catch colds, and when people get colds, walkers have a 46 percent shorter symptom time from their colds.
  8. Walking improves the health of our blood, as well. Walking is a good boost of high density cholesterol and people with high levels of HDL are less likely to have heart attacks and stroke.
  9. Walking significantly diminishes the risk of hip fracture and the need for gallstone surgery is 20 to 31 percent lower for walkers.
  10. Walking is the right thing to do. Best news is that the 30 minutes doesn’t have to be done in one lump of time. Two 15 minute walks achieve the same goals. Three 10 minute walks achieve most of those goals.
  11. Walking feels good. It helps the body heal. It keeps the body healthy. It improves our biological health, our physical health, our psychosocial health, and helps with our emotional health.

It’s good to walk.  Be good to yourself. Be good to your body.