10 Benefits of Walking Daily (INFOGRAPHIC)
You know what they say, 30 minutes of exercise will do you wonders and it’s true.
It’s not always easy to find 30 minutes to dedicate to a daily workout to make use of your gym membership in Perth but realistically, a 30 minute walk is more than achievable and can do wonders for you.
Here’s 10 benefits to walking daily
- Improves Heart Health
Walking is the best exercise that reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease.
- Aids Weight Loss
Walking is a great low impact way of increasing your heart rate to lose weight.
- Regulates Blood Pressure
Japanese scientists have concluded that walking 10,000 steps a day significantly reduces your blood pressure.
- Improves Circulation
When you walk it helps to circulate blood to your brain which the brain with helps it function better.
- Strengthens Muscles
Regular walking will strengthen your leg and back muscles as well as help to strengthen and tone the rest of your muscles to prevent muscle loss.
- Strengthens Your Bones
Walking is a low-impact exercise that helps prevent loss of bone density, which in turn reduces the risk of osteoporosis, fracture, and injuries.
- Improves Digestion
Walking after meals is a great way to aid your digestion. This is because walking helps you lose weight and support your digestive system.
- Uplift Your Mood
Walking is a great way to uplift your mood! So the next time you’re feeling depressed or sad simply get up, take a walk and get some fresh air and you will feel much better.
- Increases Lung Capacity
When walking, you breathe more oxygen as compared to when you are stationary. This exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide in larger volumes can help to increase your lung capacity.
- Reduces Stress
By improving the circulation in your body your body naturally provides nutrients and oxygen to all of its cells which stimulates the nervous system and decreases stress.
Aside from walking it’s still important that you regularly exercise all of the muscles in your body. At Lords Recreation Centre we have a range of fitness classes available as well as pools, a full service gym and basketball courts that are all accessible with a simple gym membership in perth to our centre.
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