Health Benefits of Walking

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

Health Benefits of Walking

shared by everybodywalk on Sep 19
With more than 70 percent of all adult Americans leading unhealthy, sedentary lifestyles. Walking can be pure magic. Only 30 minutes a day, five times a week can make you healthier and happier. This f...


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