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5 Benefits of Daily Walking

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5 Benefits of Daily Walking

The benefits of walkingOne of the simplest forms of exercise that almost anyone can do is taking a daily walk. Whether you take a walk durning your lunch break or walk around the neighborhood, the benefits of walking 30 minutes a day most days of the week include:

1. Weight Control

Walking is one of the best ways to keep your weight in check. You'll increase your metabolism and prevent muscle loss, which makes walking particularly helpful as we age.
Taking a daily walk can also help reduce belly fat by improving your body's response to insulin.

2. Improved Mood

Research shows that regular walking can alter your nervous system, resulting in less  stress and greater sense of wellbeing. For added benefits, walk with a neighbor or friends and get away from the bustle of the city and into nature.

3. Improved Cardiovascular Health

A well-known study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that those who walked 30 or more minutes 5 or more days per week had a 30% lower risk of cardiovascular disease.
Walking also lowers blood pressure and reduces the risk of diabetes.

4. Increased Creativity

Along with improving mood, walking can benefit creative and problem solving skills. So the next time your looking for inspiration get up and take a walk!

5. Improved Digestion

Walking utilizes core and abdominal muscles, which encourages movement in our gastrointestinal tract and the digestion process.


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