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Big Health Benefits Are a Short Walk Away

If you want a low-impact activity that comes with a high number of health benefits, never balk at a walk. Whether it’s a jaunt around in the park or a part of your mail route, walking is proven to improve your health in a number of ways.

From a physical standpoint, walking helps you build a stronger heart. It is shown to naturally lower your blood pressure. Plus, at least 30 minutes of walking each day, five days a week can reduce your risk for heart disease by almost 20 percent. Want to lower your risk even more? Simply boost the distance or amount of time you walk each day.

Combined with a healthy, balanced diet, walking can also help you with weight management. Plus, when you walk, you experience a boost in oxygen flow, which has shown to increase energy levels. This is part of the reason why walking can help with creative thinking. Next time you’re stuck, go for a stroll!

The benefits continue. Studies show walking improves your immune system, helps with joint pain and can even help you reduce cravings for sweets.

Feeling inspired? Before you lace-up be sure to check out the Online Health Coach. Get personalized help to set, manage and reach your health goals, whether they’re big or small.


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Published on: June 30, 2023