0151 GMT November 20, 2019
Walking helps you lose weight as it reduces excess body fat. It is said that walking at 2mph for just 30 minutes every day can help burn around 75 calories, Zee News reported.
Other health benefits of walking include — it reduces your risk of developing conditions such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis and some cancers.
Walking is a great way to improve as well as maintain your overall health. It is very simple, can be done at any time of day and can be performed at your own pace.
Physical activity doesn't have to be vigorous or continued for long periods. Even a low level of exercise or regular brisk walking can help you live a healthier life.
Walking improves circulation. It also wards off heart disease, brings up the heart rate, lowers blood pressure and strengthens the heart. Studies found that post-menopausal women who walked just one to two miles a day lowered blood pressure by nearly 11 points in 24 weeks. Women who walked 30 minutes a day reduced their risk of stroke by 20 percent, by 40 percent when they stepped up the pace.
Walking shores up your bones. It can stop the loss of bone mass for those with osteoporosis. In fact, a study of post-menopausal women found that 30 minutes of walking each day reduced their risk of hip fractures by 40 percent.