How much time do you spent exercising? Walking? You know, a walk each day is 20% less chance of developing some sort of cancer and 30% chance of getting a heart condition. A walk a day keeps you away from diabetes and makes your body more resistant to seasonal colds.
So, how much time do you spent walking?
You don’t have to go to a fancy gym or a sports center if you can’t afford it. But you can keep your body in shape by walking to work and home every day. Unless you work in another city or too far away. Or you could find the time, at least 20 minutes each morning, to take a walk. The morning air is refreshing and will set your mind and body to work.
There are many studies that show the benefits of a good walk every day. For instance Dr. Russell Pate of the University of South Carolina thinks that a comfortable walk is the best thing you can do after a good dinner. It is very good for the lungs, heart, muscle and bone growth.
So here are 5 reasons why you should walk everyday:
1. Physical shape!
You work too much and it’s hard for you to find the time to exercise, but you can at least take a walk every day! 30 minutes of walking equals in 20 minutes of aerobic. By moving your legs and your whole body you will not only lose weigh but you’ll also improve your physical shape. Your legs will look better, healthier.
2. Lower chances to get cancer or diabetes!
A good walk a day keeps the cancer away! And the diabetes! According to a study from Oregon Health Sciences University a regular program of walking lowers the intraocular pressure of 40 sedentary people. This means it reduces the risk of glaucoma, a terrible eye disease.
Also, a study from the 1970′s revealed that walking each day is a good way to prevent several types of cancer, in some cases by 40%.
3. A better and longer life!
A regular exercise reduces the mortality rate in young and old. Ever wondered why there are many old marathoners?
Walking has a huge impact on the cardiovascular system. The risk of getting a cardio disease drops by 50% if you’re walking regularly. It is also improving your blood pressure and it is reducing the high cholesterol that’s causing the heart to get sick.
A walk before sleeping improves your night, helps you sleep better and reduces the anxiety and depression.
4. Improves your mind!
Have you ever wondered why some people take a walk before making hard decisions? Or why some walk around their office thinking? Because walking helps them focus on the most important things. And by clearing your mind and being able to think clearly, you’re actually improving your mental health.
By taking a walk through the park you’ll see different people, different faces, you’ll be able to let your mind relax. Try to think clear when you’re in a room full of managers who are anxious about your performance and who will be very disappoint in case you’re not meeting their expectations.
A walk sounds better, right?
5. No more sore throat, fever and runny nose!
It has been proven that people who go out for a walk on a cold weather for 45 minutes a day, 5 days a week are less likely to get a cold that any person who walks out of the house, gets in the car and then goes in the office.
The explanation is quite simple: by walking you increase your antibodies, your immune system is stronger and your body can fight the cold virus.
No matter why you’re taking a walk, just remember it’s healthy and refreshing.