There are many benefits of walking, and we’ve been doing it a long time
Our first ancestor, Homo Erectus, the first ancestor characterized as human, spent their days foraging and gathering food, walking up to 6km a day, our bodies, therefore, are designed to walk.
There are so many health benefits of walking such as –
Reduces the risk of Heart disease
Lowers blood pressure
Helps reduce and manage the risks of type 2 Diabetes
Lowers LDL (Bad) Cholesterol
Increases HDL (Good) Cholesterol
Builds lean muscle tissue
Maintains bone density
Builds aerobic fitness
Helps weight management
It’s also free, requires no equipment (other than a good pair of trainers) is low impact so reducing the risk of injury
Pretty much anyone can do it; It can be social, something that groups of friends or family can do together.
Getting out in the fresh air, particularly if you are lucky enough to have a nearby forest, beach or park can be mood improving, almost therapeutic.
So put on your trainers, grab some water, a friend and the dog (if applicable) and head outside.
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