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Just keep those feet moving now!

Exercise is very important if you want to make sure you are aiming for a very good over all health. And walking is one of the simplest and most effective way to get your body moving.

They said if you get to do 10,000 steps everyday that means you are getting the exercise your body needs for the day. So instead of getting into the car to get that coffee few blocks away, why not put those runners on and start to be healthy. Learn these 10 amazing health benefits you can get from walking and start exercising today!

 

Lower Your Risk Of Alzheimer’shealth benefits of walkingImage Credits: Maya Borenstein for LittleThings

Believe it or not, walking can actually be good for your mind and overall mental health.

According to the Arthritis Foundation, “Walking lowers Alzheimer’s risk. A study from the University of Virginia… found that men between 71 and 93 who walked more than a quarter of a mile per day had half the incidence of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.”

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It might seem pretty obvious that exercise can help you build muscle, but this especially holds true when it comes to walking.

According to Tesco Living, “Walking tones up legs, bums, and tums. Give definition to calves, quads, and hamstrings, while lifting your glutes with a good, regular walk… Pay attention to your posture, and you’ll also tone your abs and waist.”

Improve Your Heart Health And Lower Your Blood Pressurehealth benefits of walking

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Anyone who experiences heart problems should seek the advice of a doctor. However, walking can be an enormous help in improving heart health and positively affecting blood pressure.

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases recommends walking every day to “lower your risk of health problems like high blood pressure [and] heart disease.”

Promote Your Colon’s Health

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According to lifestyle expert Sarah Sarna, walking is known “to limit colon cancer by 31 percent in women.”

And WebMD details even more colon benefits, writing, “A regular walking regimen even 10 to 15 minutes several times a day can help the body and digestive system function optimally… Exercise is essential for regular bowel movements.”

Improve Your Mood

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If you are feeling down, the solution may just be to take a stroll around the neighborhood.

According to a study published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research, individuals who went for 30- to 45-minute walks every day, five days out of the week, showed improved moods and a decrease in “depressed” feelings.

Fight Off Glaucomahealth benefits of walking

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For those who are at risk for glaucoma, walking is recommended to help relieve pressure in the eye.

According to the Glaucoma Research Foundation, “Studies have shown that moderate exercise such as walking or jogging three or more times every week can have an [eye pressure] lowering effect.”

Control Your Weight

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It may be comforting to know that you don’t necessarily have to do hours of cardio in order to manage your weight.

According to Everyday Health, “Avoiding weight gain might be as simple as taking a walk.” They cite a study that showed that “women who ate a standard diet and walked for an hour a day were able to successfully maintain their weight.”

Strengthen Your Bones

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Walking can have a positive impact upon the strength and health of your bones and joints.

According to the Arthritis Foundation, “Walking shores up your bones. It can stop the loss of bone mass for those with osteoporosis.” They also cite a study of older women showing that “30 minutes of walking each day reduced their risk of hip fractures by 40 percent.”

Lower Your Risk Of Diabetes

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According to Everyday Health, “Brisk walking can help prevent and manage diabetes.”

They go on to quote American Association of Diabetes Educators expert Tami Ross, who says, “A 20- to 30-minute walk can help lower blood sugar for 24 hours.”

Improve Your Lung Health

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While it may not be a shock that exercise can be good for your breathing, it may surprise you just how great an impact walking can have on your lung health.

According to the Arthritis Foundation, “Walking improves your breath. When walking, your breathing rate increases, causing oxygen to travel faster through [the] bloodstream, helping to eliminate waste products and improve your energy level and the ability to heal.”

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