Walking and Health

According to doctors walking reduces blood pressures and increases good cholesterol, it builds healthy muscles and bones and burns fats and extra calories to keep us fit and fine.

 

  1. Walking is the nearest activity to perfect exercise, according to professors Jerry Morris and Adrienne Hardman from University of Newcastle. Walking as form of exercise is highly under rated and primarily because there is a general lack of understanding on the power and potential of walking.
  2. In a study led by Marc Berman of University of South Carolina found where we walk matters, students who ambled through an arboretum improved their performance on a memory test more than students who walked along city streets.
  3. Scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California have found out that brisk walking reduces the risk of heart disease more effectively than running. Walking reduced the risk of heart diseases by 9.3% and running reduced by 4.5%.
  4. Researchers at Oregon State University conducted a study on the effect of walking on sleep and they have found that 30 minutes brisk walking daily help participants sleep better in night and remain alert during the day.
  5. According to a study conducted in Stanford University by Marily Oppezzo and Daniel Schwartz, they found that creative thinking improves while a person is walking and walking increases creative production by 60%.
  6. Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh recently revealed that overweight people who walked briskly for 30 to 60 minutes a day lost weight even if they didn’t change any other lifestyle habits.
  7. Researchers at the University of Colorado found that regular walking helped to prevent peripheral artery disease (which impairs blood flow in the legs and causes leg pain in one-fifth of elderly people).
  8. Walking can even prevent colds and researchers at the University of Massachusetts medical school found that people who walked every day had 25 percent fewer colds than those who were sedentary.
  9. According to a study by the Harvard Medical School, walking for just 2.5 hours a week, which is 21 minutes a day, can cut the risk of heart disease by 30%.
  10. Walking most certainly helps lower your blood pressure. Researchers from Arizona State University found that taking 10-minute walks every day is an effective way to lower your blood pressure.
  11. According to Harvard University Women’s Health Study walking for one to three hours a week reduces the risk of death from breast and uterine cancer by almost 19%.
  12. A study published in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences showed how walking for 40 minutes at a stretch three times a week could increase the volume of the hippocampus by 2%.
  13. According to a study done at Appalachian State University in North Carolina, a moderately-paced walk for about 30 to 45 minutes daily can increase the number of immune system cells in your body and over a period of time.
  14. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed how walking from an early age can help you stay mobile and independent during old age.
  15. A study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, and conducted by the American Cancer Society found that walking up to 7 hours a week reduces the risk of breast cancer itself by 14%.

 

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