Walking: 20 health benefits.

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Why did I feel writing something about walking? Firstly, I believe in this form of fitness, and secondly, off course, for its incredible health benefits. Without stepping inside the gym, the concept of exercise and physical fitness in today’s time doesn’t seem to work. Either you are running the treadmill or using high-end gym apparatus to strengthen and shape your muscles. Unless you do such exercises, you feel you are not doing the right kind of exercise regime for your fitness. Such psychology commonly revolves around us.

Therefore, walking has been most underrated as an exercise form for fitness. Enough studies have been done in the past, which goes to show that walking can be an effective form of a workout as exercise. A simple walk around nature gives you enough mental and physical boost and can be helpful to reduce the anxiety and stress in our everyday life. A good 20- 30 mins of a walk at a moderate pace every day is enough to give you the immense health benefits, your desired fitness level and reach your weight loss targets. Though running utilizes a more exaggerated level of energy, more pressure on the muscles but walking at a medium pace for a longer duration can give you the same desired results. Health markers have effectively shown the fitness and endurance level that can be attained by an everyday walk.

20 such amazing health benefits:


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68 thoughts on “Walking: 20 health benefits.

    1. I agree but remember to drink enough water especially in hot weather plus getting enough sleep to get more benefits from physical activity whether it is walking , running , or whatever it could be …

  1. Definitely DJ & thank you for the reassurance that I am doing well fitting in a walk to my daily schedule if possible without beating myself up about not doing online yoga, fitness classes etc etc as recommended during this covid crisis. Only so many hours in a day to fit in housework, cooking which I love and many other activities. We are very fortunate where we live to have access to a large country park and a smaller recreation park within walking distance of home.
    Thank you for visiting my blog and all your support.
    Keep well and enjoy your day 🙂

    1. Thank you so much for your honest and kind feedback. Daily walks and that much of home chores are enough to keep you fit and healthy.
      Take care and God bless 😊

  2. Walking does boost the mood a lot. There is a park near my place and it is like a wonderland in the midst of a busy city. It is so beautiful, full of tress, wonderful blooming flowers and a pond. I sometimes go for a walk there and it sets my day on the right track instantly. Walking really has a lot of benefits.

    Best wishes from The Strong Traveller and have a great day.

    Do have a look at my blog whenever you find the time. There are some travel and lifestyle content which you may find interesting. Your thoughts will surely be very valuable. Do follow if you like it. Stay connected. 🙂

    1. Thank you so much for your kind and honest response. You have been blessed with a beautiful park around. Good that you are taking full advantage of it. Thanks for following my blog. I will surely visit your’s too.

  3. Yes it does all of those things you mentioned.

    Thankfully we have numerous nature trails here. I lost a pound a day for four months walking five miles a day.
    Then we were quarantined and everybody had to stay inside for two months. I gained almost all of the weight back.

    Now we are allowed outside again and the weight is being walked off again while communing with Jehovah. The wild flowers are beginning to bloom, many birds have young ones, the weather is great.

    I walk in the morning and do gardening in the evening. Life is good again.

  4. Walking is my favorite form of exercise! I’ve struggled to keep up conventional exercise regimes, but with walking I get mental engagement and can set my pace easier, which makes me more likely to do it. If I’ve been sitting a lot and am feeling cramped, it also seems to put things back in alignment. 😊

    1. It’s really good to hear such great things about walking. Glad to know that it is part of your fitness regime.
      Take care and God bless 😊

  5. Delighted to read your post on ‘Walking and Health benefits’ Dr Juri. Yes the benefits of walking are many and with a few add-ons walking becomes more fulfilling. To enhance the benefits of walking I like to keep my palms (fingers) in a mudra. Thanks and regards.

    1. It’s really wonderful to know that Gem has been your walking company.
      Take care and stay healthy.
      Thank you so much for your kind response.

  6. Excellent and thorough. Much is written about the health benefits of running, but rarely are there articles about the risks and personal injury that can be caused my running. I have several friends who love to run and essentially have become addicted so they have difficulty adhering to their doctor’s instruction to stop or cut down on their running because of the injuries it has caused.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful response. People feel running is better but walking in a medium pace for a longer duration gives the same results and perhaps with no injury.

  7. Thank you and God bless you. But my question is: if I’m the type who walks from time to time, would walking still count as an exercise?

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