Walking – The Best Exercise

Dr T K Munshi
Is simple walk really that good for you ? Yes, and here are the reasons :
It’s a full-body exercise that improves your health from head to toe. Why walking makes your body so happy and lures to get the most out of every step you take.
It’s a boon for heart health :
Research shows that walking briskly can lower your risk of developing high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes just as much as running can. Walking also helps your heart become more efficient at pumping blood throughout your body. ” The evidence is clear that exercise is medicine and is the single best thing a person can do for their health,” says Robert Sallis, Director of Sports Medicine at Kaiser in Fontana, California.
The brain loves exercise :
Walking increases blood flow to the brain, enhances connections within your noggin, and could slow the progression of Alzheimer’s.
Walking keeps joints healthy :
Physical activity strengthens the muscles surrounding joints so there is more support, and it lubricates cartilage so joints move smoothly. One study of people who already had osteo-arthritis of the knee found that when they walked at least 6000 steps everyday, they were less likely to develop mobility issues than those who walked less. Other research shows that walking can actually reduce arthritis pain and lower-back pain.
Exercise boosts your well-being :
” It’s good to move from a mental health perspective “, says Catrine Tudor Locke, Dean, College of Health Sciences, at University of North Carolina. ” Exercise reduces stress and gives us joy because oxytocin is released.”. Study after study has shown that walking outdoors can lower stress levels and depress risk.
Lost pounds by walking :
An Ontario native Janine Johnston’s weight-loss journey might be just the thing to get you naming: “walking has given me the opportunity to take control of my own health, which in turn has made me happier, more ongoing person, more willing to try new things. I feel younger than I did 15 years ago. I feel I can do anything now.”