Benefits of Walking
More energy to enjoy life
Weight management, with toned muscles and less body fat
Deeper more restful sleep
Healthier bones and joints
Reduced risks for heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer, stroke, high blood pressure, and osteoporosis.
There are many benefits to be gained from walking. These can include more energy, deeper and more satisfying sleep, stronger leg muscles, less knee pounding than running, lower body fat, higher metabolic rate, and reduced stress. Many students who walk or exercise study more effectively and have better recall. Daily physical exercise may also reduce your lifelong risks for heart disease, cancer, stroke, and high blood pressure, and may even slow the aging process. While 30 to 60 minutes of walking per day is ideal, you can still benefit from just a little bit of walking.
Nowadays, our lifestyles have changed from the past through dependence on vehicles, labor-saving devices, sedentary recreation, and a fast-paced lifestyle that leaves little room for physical activity. One result of this has been a dramatic increase in the rate of obesity in America. The Surgeon General has recently established the "obesity epidemic" as the single greatest threat to the public's health with an estimated 65% of adults overweight or obese (National Center for Health Statistics, 2004).
According to a CNN story, If each American walked for a half hour a day (the recommended minimum for good health) instead of driving, we would save the planet 64 million tons of carbon dioxide, 6.5 million gallons of gas, and incidentally lose 13 pounds a year. Walk to save the Planet?
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