Sunday, October 9, 2011

Exercise - Walking

Walking is a very simple but a powerful exercise. It helps to boost your energy level and gifts you a healthy body and a healthy mind.

The fundamental health benefits of exercise walking are many. Metabolically, it helps control weight, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels. A brisk walk can burn up to 100 calories per mile or 300 calories per hour. Walking is the perfect complement to a sensible diet to lose weight and keep it off.

Benefits of walking

  • Walking prevents type 2 diabetes 
  • Walking strengthens your heart if you're male
  • Walking strengthens your heart if you're female 
  • Walking is good for your brain
  • Walking is good for your bones
  • Walking helps alleviate symptoms of depression
  • Walking reduces the risk of breast and colon cancer
  • Walking improves fitness
  • Walking improves physical function


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