Walking is man’s best medicine. It is easy and makes you agile and energetic. I suppose it is better than running because running for a longer period of time has an adverse effect on your knees. It may tear your ligaments.
I think brisk walking is way more better than running and can burn a good amount of calories.
Ten things that happen when you walk are as follows :
1. BRAIN BOOSTING EFFECT
Over 35 million people around the world suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and you would be surprised to know that walking can cure it.Scientist say this number will double in next 20 years. it Is getting worse.
People who remain active throughout life are less prone to it compared to those having sedentary lifestyles.
Walking takes care of your mental well being, reducing stress and releasing endorphins survival of neuro cells.
2. IMPROVES EYESIGHT
Walking can help fight glaucoma by relieving eye pressure.
Both low and high intensity exercise strengthens and stimulates the visual cortex, the part of the brain that processes the images our eyes send to it.
3. PREVENTION OF HEART DISEASE AND STROKE
A daily half an hour walk helps avoid serious problems like coronary heart disease by lowering your high blood pressure, LDL and cholesterol levels.
It improves Blood circulation throughout the body.
4. INCREASED LUNG VOLUME
Walking regularly increases oxygen flow in the bloodstream, helps eliminate toxins and waste which is great for lungs.
5. BENEFITS FOR PANCREAS
In a Duke University study over a six month trial period a group of frequent walkers demonstrated a six times greater improvement in glucose tolerance or blood sugar absorption then a group of runners.
More efficient use of blood sugar allows your pancreas to produce less insulin giving it a much needed rest to gather strength.
6. IMPROVES DIGESTION
it protects from colon cancer and regulate bowel movements. i suppose its a good news for those who suffer from chronic constipation.
7. MUSCLE BUILDING AND FAT LOSS
Just 10000 steps a day can be just as effective as a full blown workout at gym especially if you add uphill walking in which you should keep your spine straight and bend your elbows add 90 degree.
Walking can provide more joint mobility, prevent the loss of bone density, evan reduce the risk fractures , prevent osteoporosis and reviews bone loss.
Two Kilometres of walk can Burn up to approximately 100 calories.
8. A CALMER MIND
It improve depression, changes mood for better and makes you happy.
you Should make a routine, that’s what really matters.
If you still don’t feel motivated enough start walking daily you can join a class or find a buddy who wouldn’t mind taking the benefits of walking.
Add walking in your daily routine and you won’t have to go to doctor a single day. Give it a shot and tell us in the comments if you have any success stories to share about.