Unfortunately we have turned into a nation of largely inactive workers, leaving less and less time for exercise and physical activity, which could lead us to serious health issues. This modern way of living doesn’t leave us enough time for being more active or we might don’t have condition for exercise but there is one very simple form of being active that shows to be very efficient – walking.
Studies have demonstrated that having 15 minutes walk a day could help us live longer. Those studies were made in the University Hospital of Saint-Etienne, the University of Lyon, the University Hospital of Dijon, the Regional Center for Cancer Prevention and Jean Monnet University in France and published in the peer-reviewed British Journal of Sports Medicine.
The study incorporated persons aged 60 and over who did only 15 minutes of exercise a day and they decreased the chance of dying early by 22%, contrasted with persons who didn’t exercise by any means. A 15-minute walk every day will help.
This report has been stated in the media far and wide and that’s why many doctors advice us no less than 150 minutes of moderate physical activity a week.
You could attempt walking like a low-impact exercise. That also offers plentiful benefits for our health, including the following ones:
1. Walking helps lose weight;
2. Walking increases vitamin D;
3. Walking helps relieve pain;
4. Walking betters our mood;
5. Walking betters our cardiovascular functions;
6. Walking aids us stay away from diabetes;
7. Walking aids us stay away from colon cancer, breast cancer and lung cancer.