In a previous post, I extolled the virtues of walking, especially my weekend neighborhood walks. This month’s Prevention features eight additional benefits of walking:
- Just two hours of walking a week can reduce your risk of stroke by 30%.
- Four minutes three times a week protects the brain region associated with planning and memory.
- 30 minutes a day can reduce symptoms of depression by 36%.
- Logging 3,500 steps a day lowers your risk of diabetes by 29%.
- 75 minutes a week or brisk walking can add almost two years to your life.
- 30 to 60 minutes most days of the week drastically lowers your risk of heart disease.
- Four hours a week can reduce the risk of hip fractures by up to 43%.
- A daily one-hour walk can cut your risk of obesity in half.
What’s not to love, right?!