2. Helps Ward Off Other Diseases
The Michigan State University notes that walking can help prevent chronic diseases other than heart disease, including Type 2 Diabetes, and even some forms of cancer. In the case of diabetes, simple walking helps lower blood glucose and insulin resistance, notes the source.
Since cancer is the second leading cause of death after heart disease in the U.S., the source explains that getting at least 150-minutes of “moderate-intense” (meaning brisk) activity spread throughout the week can help lower the risk. That’s only about 20-minutes per day when you do the math, which should be manageable for most people.