Thursday, 11 April 2013

Awesome Benefits of walking


I had earlier given a list of 20 benefits of walking. It appears there are many more. Another list of benefits of walking is given below.

Benefits of walking

  • Human body is made to walk
  • Walking 30 minutes a day cuts the rate of people becoming diabetic by more than half and it cuts the risk of people over 60 becoming diabetic by almost 70 %
  • Walking cuts the risk of stroke by more than 25 %
  • Walking reduces hypertension
  • The body has over 100,000 miles of blood vessels
  • Those blood vessels are more supple and healthier when we walk
  • Walking cuts the risk of cancer as well as diabetes and stroke
  • Women who walk have a 20 % lower likelihood of getting breast cancer and a 31 % lower risk of getting colon cancer
  • Women with breast cancer who walk regularly can reduce their recurrence rate and their mortality rate by over 50 %
  • The human body works better when we walk 
  • The body resists diseases better when we walk, and the body heals faster when we walk.
  • We don't have to walk a lot
  • Thirty minutes a day has a huge impact on our health
  • Men who walk thirty minutes a day have a significantly lower level of prostate cancer
  • Men who walk regularly have a 60 % lower risk of colon cancer
  • For men with prostate cancer, studies have shown that walkers have a 46 % lower mortality rate
  • Walking also helps prevent depression, people who walk regularly are more likely to see improvements in their depression.
  • In one study, people who walked and took medication scored twice as well in 30 days as the women who only took the medication
  • Another study showed that depressed people who walked regularly had a significantly higher level of not being depressed in a year compared to depressed people who did not walk
  • The body generates endorphins when we walk
  • Endorphins help us feel good
  • Walking strengthens the heart
  • Walking strengthens bones
  • Walking improves the circulatory system
  • Walking generates positive neurochemicals
  • Healthy eating is important but dieting can trigger negative neurochemicals and can be hard to do
  • Walking generates positive neurochemicals
  • People look forward to walking and enjoy walking
  • Research shows that Fit beats Fat for many people
  • Walking half an hour a day has health benefits that exceed the benefits of losing 20 pounds
  • When we walk every day, our bodies are healthier and stronger
  • A single 30 minute walk can reduce blood pressure by five points for over 20 hours
  • Walking reduces the risk of blood clots in your legs
  • People who walk regularly have much lower risk of deep vein thrombosis
  • People who walk are less likely to catch colds, when people get colds, walkers have a 46 % shorter symptom time from their colds
  • Walking improves the health of our blood, as well
  • Walking is a good boost of high density cholesterol and people with high levels of HDL are less likely to have heart attacks and stroke
  • Walking significantly diminishes the risk of hip fracture, the need for gallstone surgery is 20 to 31 % lower for walkers
  • Walking is the right thing to do
  • Walking feels good...Walking is Awesome

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