Health Benefits of Walking
20: Walking 20 minutes/day will burn 7 pounds of body fat/year.
45: Walking 45 minutes/day halves the odds of catching a cold.
1: Walking 1 minute can extend life by 1.5-2 minutes.
20: Walking 20-25 minutes/week can extend life by several years.
Dementia: Seniors who walk 6-9 miles/week are less likely to suffer from mental decline as they age, including dementia.
Diabetes: Walking 30 minutes/day, 5 days/week, along with moderate diet changes, can halve risk of Type 2 Diabetes.
Heart Disease: Walking 30 minutes/day, 5 days/week can halve the risk of heart disease and reduce stress, cholesterol, and blood pressure.
Arthritis: Walking can reduce pain, improve function, mobility, mood, and quality of life, without worsening symptoms.
Depression: Walking trigger endorphins, promotes relaxation, and prevents anxiety and depression.
Walking 3-5 hours/week reduces mortality by 50% in women with breast cancer
Women who walk for 1 hour/day, 5 days/week and consume 1,500 calories/day can lose and keep off 25 lbs
Walking 30 min/day, 4 days/week can reduce the risk of diabetes by nearly 60%
Prostate cancer patients who walk 90 min/week have nearly 50% lower morality risk
Women who walk regularly are 31% less likely to develop colon cancer than those who exercise less than one hour/week