Health: No matter the age, walking is the best exercise, know the health benefits of it
Walking is considered a great exercise. Morning walking or evening walking is considered beneficial for health. Doctors constantly recommend walking for good health. It can be made healthy by including walking in the lifestyle. Whatever your age, walking is seen as the best exercise at every stage of life. Today in this episode, we are going to tell you about the benefits of walking, knowing that you too will start walking from today itself.
Aids in weight loss
If you want to maintain healthy weight in an easy way, then take the help of walking. A 30-minute brisk walk burns 200 calories. In this way, walking on a regular basis maintains your body by burning calories.
Muscles are strong
Walking tones your leg and abdominal muscles. Even if you pump the hands while walking, it also strengthens the arm muscles. It transfers pressure and weight from your joints to your muscles. In this way your muscles become stronger.
Improves blood circulation
Walking is considered very good for your blood circulation and heart. If you walk regularly, it increases the heart rate, improves blood pressure and strengthens the heart. What's more, postmenopausal women who walk just one to two miles a day can lower their blood pressure by about 11 points in 24 weeks. Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston found that women who walk 30 minutes a day can reduce their risk of stroke by 20 to 40 percent.
Beneficial for bone health
You might be surprised to hear that but walking also takes care of your bones. Walking can prevent bone loss for people with osteoporosis. What's more, a study of post-menopausal women found that walking 30 minutes each day reduced their risk of hip fracture by 40%.