Here’s How 15-Minutes Of Walking Drastically Change Your Body
We all know how regular physical exercises positively affect the body. It’s amazing for our mental, emotional and physical health.
Yet, most of us knowingly take walking and exercise for granted.
Professor Sanjaya Sharma from St. George's Hospital in London explains: “None of us can escape old age – this is the law of life. But each of us can push back the time when old age knocks on our door. We can look 50 at 70 years old and easily live up to 90 years and longer.
Exercise can prolong our life by 3-7 years. And believe me, this is a lot! Exercise is the best antidepressant and it significantly improves cognitive function. I'm not talking about what scientists have long proved: physical activity significantly slows down the development of dementia".
So, we’ve put together some of the indisputable advantages of daily walks!
1. Daily walks reduce the risk of developing diabetes.
A study by Harvard scientists confirmed that the risk of developing diabetes in women who walked for at least 30 minutes a day was 30% lower than the women who didn’t.
It was also found that daily walks significantly reduce the risk of abdominal fat, which often leads to diabetes.
2. Reduces the risk of Alzheimer's.
Scientists at the Department of Health at the University of Virginia found that men aged 71 to 93 who walked at least a quarter of a mile daily were twice as likely to suffer from Alzheimer's disease than those who preferred to doze off in front of a television or relax on a bench in the garden.
3. Normalizes blood pressure.
Researchers have proven that daily walks help normalize blood pressure.
4. Contributes to better digestion.
Tara Aleichem, a physiotherapist from the Cancer Center in the United States, claims that daily walking promotes good digestion.
5. Reduces pain and improve coronary artery disease.
The American Association of Cardiology has published studies that prove that daily walks improve mobility in people with coronary artery disease.
6. Strengthens the skeletal system.
People who stroll regularly have healthier teeth. Exercise strengthens the joints and significantly reduces the risk of osteoporosis, fractures and spinal diseases.
7. Improves cognitive abilities.
Long-term studies have shown that regular walks increase cognitive abilities, both in adults and in children.
8. Promotes longevity.
Numerous experiments have proved that walks contribute to the duration and quality of life.
9. Enhances mood and optimism.
Studies were conducted that proved that daily walks for at least 20 minutes increase self-confidence, promote mindfulness and improve concentration. It’s also a great way to improve your mood and reduce irritability.