The Brilliance of Walking

September 28, 2016 at 10:04 am Leave a comment

Couple Walking with Crescent Moon" Vincent Van Gogh

Couple Walking with Crescent Moon” Vincent Van Gogh

Walking. So simple. So powerful. So cheap. If you could put the benefits of walking 30 minutes a day into a pill, you’d drive 80% of all medications off the market and make untold billions. That’s how great walking is. And you can get this wonder drug for free. Here are fifteen reasons to get out and walk:

1) Weight loss. People who start walking 30 minutes a day at an easy pace of 3 mph lose an average of a pound a month.

2) Cancer Prevention. One third of cancer-related deaths are due to obesity and a sedentary lifestyle. Walking 30 minutes a day cuts risk of uterine and breast cancer in half for women.

3) Prevents heart disease. Reduces risk by 40%. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US for both men and women.

Read The Brilliance of Walking by Karen Lyn Allen at Musings.

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Entry filed under: Active Transportation, Health/Wellness, Heart/Soul.

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