We are a nation of largely sedentary workers. Nowadays people exercise less and less and it can lead to major health problems.
We understand that a lot of us do not have enough time and condition for exercise but there is one most simple form which is very effective-walking.
Having 15 minutes walk daily can help us live longer. There were many studies done in the University Hospital of Saint-Etienne, the University of Lyon, the University Hospital of Dijon, the Regional Center for Cancer Prevention and Jean Monnet University in France. The following study was released in the peer-reviewed British Journal of Sports Medicine.
This study included people aged 60 and over who did just 15 minutes of exercise everyday and they reduce their risk of dying early by 22%, compared with people who did not exercise at all. A 15-minute daily walk ‘will help you live longer’- says the study.
This story has been reported widely in the media.
That is why doctors recommend at least 15 minutes of moderate physical activity a week.
You can try walking like a low-impact exercise which has many benefits for our health. Some of them are:
- It helps us lose weight
- Waking boosts vitamin D
- It relives pain
- Waking improves our mood
- Waking improves our cardiovascular functions
- Helps us prevent diabetes
- Helps us prevent colon cancer, breast cancer and lung cancer