Walking Boosts Your Mood & Energy
Walking gets your blood pumping and releases all kinds of feel good compounds in the body, including endorphins, serotonin, and dopamine; all of which can help to boost your mood and energy levels. By taking time to yourself and perhaps listing to music or the sounds of nature while you walk, are beneficial to your mental health.
Walking Helps with Digestion
You hear people tell you all the time to take a walk after a big meal to help combat those extra calories, but the truth is, walking isn’t just about the calorie burn. It also helps to make digestion easier and more comfortable, keeping you from feeling so sluggish after that meal.
Walking Improves Cognitive Performance
Studies have shown that 10 minutes of walking can improve a variety of your cognitive performances, including problem-solving abilities.
Walking Increases Mobility and Reduces Pain
Walking can help improve your mobility and reduce a variety of pains ranging from Peripheral Artery Disease to Parkinson’s and also those who simply struggle with movement from age progression.
Walking Helps Prevent and Control Diabetes
Walking (as well as any cardiovascular exercise) helps your muscles to use more glucose, thereby lowering the blood glucose levels in your body. Staying active and maintaining a healthy weight can help your body to use insulin more efficiently, thereby decreasing your risk of diabetes.
In addition to the benefits listed above, walking is much easier on the body and this makes it easier for most people who struggle with painful conditions such as arthritis. You don’t have to spend hours at the gym each day as by walking just 30 minutes a day can vastly improve your overall health.
So get up, get out, feel better, and make your future healthier in the process!
Posted by Noi McIntyre on April 10, 2021