When people think of staying in shape, they often think about high-impact cardio, weight lifting, or intense sports. However, you don’t need to exert yourself too much to get the benefits of regular exercise.
Whether you’re taking the dog for a walk, or you’re going for a walk with your camera to capture some fall colors, walking can have many benefits without the risk of injury that some other forms of physical activity have. Here are seven reasons to walk your way to a healthier future…
1. Lowers Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
StepToHealth.com says, “Plenty of people aren’t aware of the many health benefits of walking”. That being said, it also explains that about 40-percent of adults don’t walk “at all,” and that number is increasing as technology keeps more people inside.
However, it says walking 30-minutes per day can have huge health benefits, namely cutting your chance of developing cardiovascular diseases – this half hour of daily walking can cut heart disease and stroke by 27-percent, it adds. “By increasing your heart rate, daily walks greatly improve your overall heart health,” notes the source.