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6 Health benefits of walking

6 Health benefits of walking

Walking is an easy beneficial exercise; medical studies showed that walking 5-7 times weekly involve multiple health benefits, such as:

  1. Losing weight: walking is the simplest method that can be helpful in burning extra-calories and losing some weight.
  2. Promoting the functional capacity of the heart: walking for 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week stimulates blood circulation and prevents against serious heart diseases such as myocardial infarction, heart failure and coronary heart disease.
  3. Maintaining blood glucose level within normal level: some medical studies suggested that walking for 15 minutes after every meal is very effective to maintain blood glucose level. So this strategy is highly recommended for diabetic patients too.
  4. Walking participates in promoting the functional capacity of the immune system and protects against infections such as common cold and influenza.
  5. Walking boosts body energy and is an effective natural method for management of chronic fatigue, insomnia and sleeping disorders.
  6. Walking is very beneficial for mental health as it improves the mood and eliminates anxiety and depression.

 

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