Do You Know the Health Benefits of Walking One Hour Every Day

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Dr. Purushothaman
August 13, 2017

Lack of any kind of physical activity can be really very dangerous to our health. Mostly people are aware of this fact, but do not find time to exercise regularly every day due to their busy schedules and due to their laziness in the mornings. Majority of the people prefer to sleep in the mornings and wake up late, get out just in time to reach their work place. This practice is not at all good for you, as your body needs at least some amount of physical activity. For this, you need to find time, especially in the early hours of the day. A very simple form of exercising is walking, which has a whole lot of benefits. You might never know the benefits of walking daily unless you try it out.

Cardiovascular benefits- When you walk for around one hour every day, you will be able to improve the health of your heart. Regularly walking will help you to reduce the chances of gaining heart diseases to a very large extent. Regular walking can lead to the lowering of blood pressure, helping in improvement of blood pressure on the whole. It also helps in lowering the risk of stroke. Regular walking also helps to reduce cholesterol and prevents atherosclerosis.

Strengthening of Bones and Muscles- Fitness walking, though seems to be an effortless activity, does have a lot of benefits such as strengthening of the bones as well as the muscles. It helps to give flexibility to the body and prevents stiffness of muscles. The strength of the muscles of the arms and legs are gained as a result. The muscles are trained endurance and they perform better due to this activity. Physical inactivity will make our bones weaker. When we walk regularly, we are helping to increase the density of the bones, thus making it stronger and healthier. Body posture too is improved. One hour walk will give better shape to our bones and our muscles.

More benefits for mental health and brain- As per studies, walking does affect the health of the brain. This gives a lot of change to the factors that affect the mental health of a person and improves the quality of life. It also decreases depression and stress individuals. Walking for an hour a day will help in reducing the risks of the Alzheimer disease. It also promotes good mood, increases creativity, improves memory power, gives quality sleep and improves self esteem.

Other benefits of walking
Walking for one hour a day has more benefits than those mentioned above. It helps to lose weight the proper way, benefits for diabetes, decreases body pain, boosts the immune system, decreases the risk of lung diseases, prevents cold, controls addictions and promotes a good lifespan. Walking as an exercise is very much beneficial for us, though most of us do not consider it very seriously. For a better health, all we need to do is wake up early in the morning and walk for an hour. It will reduce our stress, make us prepared for the whole day, gives us a lot of energy and improves our health in a surprising way.

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