benefits-of-walking

You may spend hours in the gym while you plan to lose weight. But there can be nothing better than a 30 minute walk in the morning. Walking makes you feel refreshed and energetic. Walking is the best exercise one can ever you can do for good health.

“A walk a day keeps the doctor away”— this is what actually should the proverb look like. Walking has a lot of benefit and I recommend people to walk as it is the easiest and the best way to shed pounds quick.

So if you are wondering what exactly the benefits of walking are, here are the benefits –

  • You can lose weight unbelievably – Walking actually helps you to lose weight. A study have found out that people who walk at least 4 hours a week lose 44% more weight than people who do not. The reason behind is if you walk daily, your body burns the fat and calories better and faster. Your body metabolism rate improves and it helps in losing belly fat. Regular walk also improves your body’s response to insulin. Therefore your body converts the fat into energy rather than storing it as layers of fats around your stomach. Walk at least 45 minutes a day and you can get amazing results in just a few days.
  • Brightens up your mood – You might have had a rough day at work or you are quite tired because of almost everything. Or you are may be depressed about some of your unpaid bills. So what are you going to do? Drink a glass of wine or two? That will only make your health suffer. What you can do is you can go for a walk and that will not only improve your mood but will also improve your health. According to a research it has been found that walking regularly will help you to improve your nervous system and that makes you immune to hostility and keeps you away from getting angry.
  • Enhances your creativity – Well is not it obvious? Walking brightens up your mood, so obviously you have a beautiful state of mind and at the end of the day your brain functions better. So when you take a walk in the evening or in the morning, your mind actually works better and faster rather than sitting.
  • The possibility of chronic diseases decrease – As I have already mentioned that a walk a day keeps the doctor away. Daily walk keeps you away from chronic diseases. A study has found out the chances of getting a stroke decreases by 20% to 40% for people who walk daily.
  • Good Looking Legs – Well it is not only skipping that can make your legs look amazing but walking too can make your legs look amazing. Walking actually strengthens and preserves your leg muscle which boosts healthy blood flow.
  • Your goal seems achievable – A regular walk actually helps your mind to set up goals and achieve it. When you walk regularly you keep an open mind about everything and you try to concentrate on each and every detail regarding all your plans. That makes you very much committed to your goal. And in the long run, it helps you to achieve your goal.

There are a lot of benefits of walking in your weight loss journey. It does not only help you to lose weight but it also keeps you healthy and happy; both mentally and physically. Therefore include a 45 minutes’ walk session for yourself daily.

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