Amazing health benefits of walking

How walking and long running keeps us fit and active.

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Posted: October 9, 2017. | By: mustafa

In today's lifestyle sitting epidemic is common. People sitting in their offices, doing less exercises, eating lots of junk food, are common problems which has invited many diseases for us.

Blood pressure, asthma, arthritis, joint pain, heart diseases, diabetes, obesity, varicose veins and many other diseases occur due to problem of excessive sitting. Even it causes depression. Walking helps reduce the risk of all those chronic diseases.

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Amazing Health Benefits of Walking

  1. Several scientific studies have proven that walking helps prevent depression. Walking is good for our health and improves our mood also. Keeps our depression low and make us feel happier. A brisk walk helps releasing feel-good endorphins while reducing stress and anxiety.

  2. Walking prevents risk of dementia in elder people people who walk six miles or more per week are more likely to avoid brain shrinkage and preserve memory as the years passes.

  3. Those who complaint about getting less sleep must go for a walk. As walking increases level of melatonin in our blood which helps for better sleep.

  4. It actually increases your intelligence. Walking helps to supply the brain with the required amounts of oxygen and glucose, which helps it function better.

  5. Walking tones up your body muscles giving definition to calves, quads and hamstrings while lifting your glutes.

  6. Our bones tend to become weaker as we age. Walking strengthen our bones by reducing loss of bone-density, thereby preventing the risk of osteoporosis, fracture, and injury.

  7. Reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke by walking regularly. It’s great cardio exercise, lowering levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol while increasing levels of HDL (good) cholesterol. Also helps preventing blood pressure.

  8. It helps improve our digestion and helps reduce our body weight.

  9. Walking also helps to increase your creativity. It makes you feel free and this helps your brain to think strategically and in a more sorted way.

How to maintain good posture while walking

Walking posture must be straight like head must be straight up, shoulders must be above abdomen and abdomen must be above the knee. Our backbone must be straight. Also keep your hands moving while walking, also take care that leg toe should touch the ground before your feet.

Spot jogging is also helpful, be in your garden or any park, spot jogging will make you feel fresh while close to the nature and environment. Do not have much time to visit the park, Treadmill is yet another option to use at your home.

Yes it is beneficial for walking and running but moving outside has it's own benefits of being close to nature making you feel active and refreshing. It boosts circulation and increases oxygen supply to every cell in your body.

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