Most people know about the countless benefits from regular exercising, but unfortunately most choose not to do it. Regular exercising truly has amazing effects. Not only can help us get into shape, but also improve our emotional, mental and physical health. If you don’t have time to incorporate a full workout routine in your daily life, just try something as simple as walking. Walking just 15 minutes per day can make a huge difference to your health.
Here is why you should start walking at least 15 minutes per day:
1. It lowers the risk of Alzheimer’s disease
Researchers discovered that men aged 71-93, that walked at least ¼ a mile per day have 50% lower chance of getting Alzheimer’s in comparison to men who walked less.
2. It can help you reduce blood pressure
Walking every day with moderate intensity can really help you reduce your high blood pressure.
3. It can lower the risk of diabetes
One study has found that women that walked 30-60 minutes per day have a 30% lower risk of getting diabetes. Walking can also help eliminate abdominal fat.
4. It helps digestion
Walking can help you improve your digestion and gastric mobility.
5. It improves bone health
People who work out every day, have stronger and healthier teeth. Regular exercises improve bone density and lowers the risk of fractures and osteoporosis.
6. It improves cognitive performance
A regular walk can boost cognitive performance in children and adults.
7. It improves mood
One study shows that walking 20 minutes per day can boost your self-confidence and reduce anger and hostility.
8. It leads to longevity
Many studies have shown that walking on a daily basis lowers the risk of mortality.