Physical activity is important for your mental and physical health. However, not everyone is able to go to the gym. Some people work all the time, and they don’t have any time to hit the gym.
Well, it’s time to stop worrying because a 15-minute walk can give you some great benefits. Walking may add seven years to your life, and it also optimizes overall helth.
Sanjay Sharma, professor of inherited cardiac diseases in sport cardiology at St.George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in London, explains that we can’t avoid aging, but we can definitely delay it.
You can be fit and healthy in your seventies, and you can also live in your nineties. Physical activity gives you another 3-7 years of life.
Health benefits of regular walks:
High blood pressure
Walk every day to lower your blood pressure and keep it under control.
Renowned physiotherapist Tara Aleichem found that walking enhances digestion.
Mobility and body ache
Walk every day to improve your mobility, especially those with PAP. According to the American Heart Association, walking is really important for these individuals.
Regular physical activity makes your bones strong, and increase their density. Walk every day to lower your risk of osteoporosis.
Recent studies have found that regular walks improve cognitive performance in individuals of every age group.
Make sure you walk every day. The fountain of youth doesn’t exist, but you will live longer if you walk every day.
A 2016 study found that 20-minute walks improves participants’ self-confidence. It also helps you cope with hostility and anger.
Walking is easy, but you have to make it comfortable. Make sure you wear the right shoes and your clothes should be comfortable, too. Wear something light and comfy, and don’t walk when it’s too hot outside.
Drink plenty of water, and carry a water bottle with you. If you can’t walk alone, ask your friends to join you. You can listen to some music, too. Walk in places that make you calm and happy.