Health Benefits of Walking

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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 fun and informative infographic explains the many health benefits of walking, including information that you may find surprising.



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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