Walk This Way!

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:

  1. Just two hours of walking a week can reduce your risk of stroke by 30%.
  2. Four minutes three times a week protects the brain region associated with planning and memory.
  3. 30 minutes a day can reduce symptoms of depression by 36%.
  4. Logging 3,500 steps a day lowers your risk of diabetes by 29%.
  5. 75 minutes a week or brisk walking can add almost two years to your life.
  6. 30 to 60 minutes most days of the week drastically lowers your risk of heart disease.
  7. Four hours a week can reduce the risk of hip fractures by up to 43%.
  8. A daily one-hour walk can cut your risk of obesity in half.

What’s not to love, right?!

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