August 16, 2021 | by: Michelle Roy

THE LATEST ON WHAT YOU’VE HEARD MANY TIMES BEFORE ABOUT WALKING

THE LATEST ON WHAT YOU’VE HEARD MANY TIMES BEFORE ABOUT WALKING

Yes, tons of studies have shown that walking comes with a wealth of benefits…here are the latest things everyone should know about the wide-ranging benefits of this simple form of exercise…
⇒ It improves your health: A walking regimen can help you lose weight; lower your blood pressure and cholesterol; and reduce your risk for heart disease, diabetes and cancer, among other benefits.
⇒ It is good for your brain: Walking has been shown to improve memory and cognitive capability. It also lessens the risk for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
⇒ It boosts mood and lowers stress: Walking just a few minutes a day calms anxiety and enhances your mood. Especially if you’re walking outside in nature.
⇒ It is energizing – but also helps you sleep: Yes, walking boosts your energy levels, but those who walk every morning are less likely to suffer from insomnia.
⇒ It’s free, can be done anywhere, and it doesn’t take much: Just put on your shoes and head out the door. While many groups suggest you aim for 10,000 steps per day, a study showed that health benefits begin at just 4,400 steps.