WALK FOR PLEASURE OR LEISURE AND TAKE IN SOME FRESH AIR OR SUNSHINE. IT MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD AND IT'S GREAT FOR YOUR HEALTH. THE 1O,000 STEPS THEY SAID YOU HAVE TO DO HAS NOW BEEN PROVEN WRONG - NOT EVERYONE IS UP TO THAT - 5,000 TO 8,000 STEPS IF YOU'RE KEEN FOR BEST RESULTS, RESEARCH NOW REVEALS. IN FACT, SOME RESEARCHERS ARE SAYING THAT EVEN 15 MIN WALKS CONFER SOME BENEFITS OR 2 OR 3 TEN MINUTE WALKS IN A DAY. THERE IS SO MUCH SAID BY PHYSIOS AND CHIROS, NEUROSCIENTISTS AND PSYCHOLOGISTS ABOUT OUR NEED TO KEEP MOVING OFTEN THROUGH THE DAY FOR OUR HEALTH'S SAKE - SEDENTARY LIVING WITH VERY LITTLE MOVEMENT CAN SET US UP FOR HEALTH CONDITIONS WE DON'T WANT. BUT SOME 'EXPERTS' HAVE MADE THINGS SOUND COMPLICATED OR LOTS OF HARD WORK AND IT REALLY ISN'T AT ALL. TAKE A SIMPLE APPROACH YOU CAN STAY WITH AND DO ENJOY!
The 7 Health Benefits Of Walking Just 20 Minutes A Day
By Carina Wolff 2016 - SimpleMost.Com
Exercising has many benefits beyond weight loss, but many people skip out on workouts because they can’t seem to find the time to fit it in. Although extended aerobic workouts do have many positive health effects, any form of activity can help improve your overall health, even if it’s just walking for 20 minutes a day.
Whether you wake up a bit earlier, fit in a lunch break during work, or go on an evening stroll, taking a brief walk can help change many aspects of your life. If you’re looking to improve your overall well-being, consider these seven health benefits of walking just 20 minutes a day.
1. Improved Mood
Studies have found that taking a moderately-paced walk can instantly improve your mood. Exercise, even if it’s just a brisk stroll, helps release endorphins that trigger a positive feeling in the body.
2. Increased Energy
If you feel like you hit an afternoon slump everyday, you may want to get moving. Researchers from University of Georgia found that people who walked just 20 minutes a day reported feeling more energetic and less fatigued. Walking increases blood flow, which in turn increases the body’s ability to create energy.
3. Lowered Risk Of Heart Conditions
Walking for 20 minutes a day can reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke by eight percent, according to research from the University of Leceister. Walking for 40 minutes can reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease up to 18 to 20 percent.
4. Longer Life
Even just a brief walk can reduce your risk of premature death by a staggering one-third. Since a large number of early deaths are due to inactivity, any increased activity can have profound effects on your lifespan.
5. A Lowered Risk of Diabetes
Walking after each meal can help lower your blood sugar and reduce your risk for type-2 diabetes. This is especially the case for people who are considered pre-diabetic.
6. Stronger Memory
People who walk have a larger hippocampus, the area of the brain responsible for memory and learning. Studies show that a daily walk can help improve spatial memory as well as lower risk of dementia.
7. Weight Loss
Looking to lose some belly fat? Just 20 minutes a day can help help shrink your waistline and burn off calories. Walking helps to reduce visceral fat, the deep belly fat in your body.
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For Cardio Health
All The More 10min Walks We Have The Better For Our Cardio-Health, If We Are Not Having 30-40min Walks. Try Two 15min Brisk Walks Or 3 Brisk 10min Walks A Day (Totalling 30) And If You Can't Walk Briskly, Walking Will Still Benefit You. It Lessons Stress, That Helps Your Heart.
Dr Jesse Lynn Hanley, An Excellent Nutritionist Who Worked Alongside Of Various Specialists, Says To Exercise Moderately - To The Point Of Exhilaration Is Good But Not To The Point Of Exhaustion (that's actually found to be bad for our health). She Also Says That Fitness Trainers Often Give Wrong Advice. So Let's Choose The Way Of Common Sense Hey?