Why Walk?

The healthy reasons you should walk in honor of National Walking Day

From the LifeMinute.TV Team

April 5, 2021

Walking is something simple you can do to improve your health. In honor of National Walking Day, on April 7th, here are the ways taking a stroll can benefit you, from burning calories to living longer.

Burn Calories
Walking can burn around 13.2 calories per minute.

Maintain Heart Health
By walking for around 30 minutes or more a day you lower the risk of heart disease and stroke by 35% percent.

Better than a Cup of Coffee
Research shows walking for more than 20 minutes helps people feel more energized.

Fight Diabetes
Slash your risk of Type 2 diabetes by 40% by walking for just a half hour a day.

Improve Mood
Boost endorphins, the “feel‐good” chemicals in the brain by walking daily.

Live Longer
People who walk fast can add, on average, up to 15 to 20 years to their lives.

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