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Benefits of Walking

 

Walking offers different benefits to people of different ages and fitness level. It can also help prevent some diseases such as diabetes and heart diseases and also helps prolong one’s life. It is a very easy thing to do and can easily be added to one’s daily routine. 

Walking is free and doesn’t require any special training or equipment and can be done at any time of the day unlike other forms of exercise. It is a great way to improve or maintain one’s overall health.

Read on to learn about some of the benefits of walking: 

It helps to Burn Calories

A calorie is a unit of heat used to indicate the amount of energy that foods will produce in the human body. Walking can help you burn calories. Burning calories can help maintain or lose weight.Based on research, 30 minutes of brisk walking helps to burn about 150 calories a day. The more you walk and the quicker your pace, the more calories you’ll burn. 

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It Strengthens the HeartWalking is an aerobic activity that increases the heart rate, leading to greater efficiency of the heart. It is highly recommended to take a brisk walk 30 minutes a day and a brisk walk five days in a week.

It Improves your MoodWalking is also important to one’s mental health. It helps reduce anxiety, depression and a negative mood. It reduces the symptoms of social withdrawal and boosts one’s self esteem. 

It Improves Creative ThinkingWalking also helps in creative thinking as it opens up a free flow of ideas and is a simple way to increase one’s creativity and physical activity at the same time. Creative thinking improves while a person is walking.

I personally use walking as a means of seeking for inspiration whenever I’m having problems with writing. 

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11 thoughts on “Benefits of Walking

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  2. Walking always gets me into a better mood. Fun thought: if I am in a mood when I go out, I always seem to walk faster to get the mood out!

    Many of my writing ideas also come to me when I am walking, so I can attest that getting moving helps creative thought. Thanks for sharing!

    Jaya| ninchronicles.com

  3. Great reminder! I love walking, especially now that the weather has been awesome…it puts me in a great mood and gets my creative juices flowing. 🙂

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