It has been known for a very long time that walking every day can keep you healthy, even if it’s only for ten minutes. Unfortunately, a recent study has shown adults don’t walk enough to enjoy these health benefits. Find out what the benefits are, especially if you walk outdoors, and how you can begin to incorporate daily walks into your life. You should relax and take time to enjoy your walk for your mental and physical health.
- Walking fights dementia. Three hours of walking improved cognitive abilities. Those who walked six months for at least three hours per week greatly improved brain function.
- Walking cuts risks of cancer. Walking is a potent weapon against cancer. Those with cancer who walked were half as likely to die from the disease. Twenty-five minutes per day saves another day.
- Walking helps your heart. Walking gets the heart pumping. Walking prevents cardiovascular disease. Walking keeps blood pressure in check.
“The research also suggested that regular walks could diminish the chance of someone developing vascular cognitive impairment in the first place.”