I have written similar posts to this one about the benefits of walking – but it bears repeating. In an article entitled “15 Minutes of Walking on a Daily Basis Can Change Your Body Drastically” by Sue Peckham and featured on “12 Weeks to Wow,” we read:
“Exercise buys you three to seven additional years of life. It is an antidepressant, it improves cognitive function, and there is now evidence that it may retard the onset of dementia.” – Sanjay Sharma, professor of inherited cardiac diseases in sports cardiology at St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in London.
In addition to listing health benefits, the article included benefits related to our emotional health:
- It reduces pain and enhances mobility.
- It improves cognitive performance.
- It improves mood.
Although walking at a fair pace is probably the most beneficial, sometimes our mobility issues or chronic pain tends to impede the process. Walking at your own pace or at what you can handle will still prove to be beneficial; especially if you can get outside in nature. Two natural mood boosters, rolled into one 🙂
To read the full article: https://12weekstowow.co.uk/blog/15-minutes-of-walking-on-a-daily-basis-can-change-your-body-drastically/
2 thoughts on “Walking and How it Can Benefit Us”
Yes I agree fully. Since Covid restrictions with gyms I took on walking. It’s inexpensive, no need for special equipment or clothing. I now walk 3 times a day. When stressed I walk instead of binging on food. Start out slowly,even 5 minutes a day.
Cheers stay safe Denise
Great news Denise! Thank you for sharing – it is very inspiring!!