Walking is the best form of exercise and there are many health benefits associated with this form of exercise.
1) Maintains Weight
2) Reduces Risk of Heart Disease
3) Reduces the Risk of Cancer
One of the main reasons for cancer is the occurrence of free radicals in the body. Having a strong immune system helps to protect the body against these free radicals, which in turn, reduces the risk of cancer.
4) Improves Quality of Sleep
Since your body is active and needs energy to walk, your body will eventually feel tired at night. This will help you get a good night’s rest and getting a good sleep every night has a natural anti-ageing effect on the skin.
5) Boosts Immune System
6) Reduces Stress Levels
7) Strengthens Bones and Muscles
8) Improves Coordination and Balance
9) Improves Blood Pressure Levels
10) Improves Functioning of Lungs
Since walking requires energy, your body would be inhaling and exhaling at a faster rate. This will help to improve the functioning of the lungs in the body. Inhaling and exhaling fresh air will also keep the lungs healthy and in good working condition.
So, try and take out 30 minutes from your schedule everyday to just go and walk in your neighborhood park. It’ll be extremely beneficial for your overall health and well-being!
Sources: ACMH, BBC Good Food, Cascade Yoga, Harvard Health, Home Remedy Hacks, Horry Independent, SBS, Sites at Penn State, The Clinic on Dupont, The Independent, 123RF.com.