Hello, my friends with fit bodies, I wanna say that sport keeps us fit and healthy, but it doesn’t always have to be hard endurance training. A daily walk is enough to prevent serious illnesses such as Alzheimer’s, diabetes or heart attacks.
As you know, even small changes in your lifestyle can work wonders: climbing stairs instead of taking the elevator, cycling instead of using the subway, doing simple exercises in the office again and again. But even if you walk for half an hour to an hour a day with your partner or friends, you can counteract many illnesses. Walking can prevent and treat a myriad of health conditions, has no side effects and is available free of charge. Here’s more on why walking is a wonder drug. More precisely, you reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s, depression, heart attacks and strokes, high blood pressure, Diabetes and several types of cancer immensely.
6.5 kilometers daily
According to a Saxon study, people move on average only 20 minutes a day, which is about 2700 steps. They rest for the remaining almost 24 hours. At least 5,000 steps would be healthy – double that would actually prevent the aforementioned diseases. With this number of steps you can expect a distance of about 6.5 kilometers.
Walking keeps you mentally keen: According to a University of California study of 6,000 women aged 65 and older, age-related memory decline was lower in women who walked more. There have also been several studies that show that walking lowers the incidence of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
In addition, a brisk walk can cure many ills. Numerous studies show that walking reduces the risk of certain cancers, heart disease and stroke, lowers blood pressure and aids in weight loss. Walking can also alleviate arthritis pain, stave off osteoporosis, improve energy levels and make people happier. You can walk your way to better health: In the 2013 National Walkers’ Health Study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, researchers looked at 15,045 walkers and found that brisk walking can lower the risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. And, according to researchers, the more people walked, the more their health benefits increased.