Krista Miranda

By Krista Miranda

LifeBuzz Staff

15 Health Benefits Of Taking A 30 Minute Walk Every Day.

Heart Disease Prevention

Heart Disease Prevention

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Many people believe that physical fitness and health have to be expensive to maintain. But to be honest, all it takes is putting on your shoes and going for a walk. Just one 30-minute walk daily can improve your mental and physical well-being in drastic ways. Find that hard to believe? The American Heart Association says that you don't need to run to help prevent heart disease. Just walking at a fast pace can help lower the risk of high cholesterol, diabetes, and high blood pressure just as much as running can.

Lung Capacity Increased

Lung Capacity Increased

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A two-year long study published by "Respirology" says that walking for two miles every day can help reduces the risk of being hospitalized due to severe episodes of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which is a disease of the lungs that makes it hard to breathe. Walking is an aerobic exercise that helps increase the flow of oxygen in the bloodstream, and not only helps train your lungs, but it can also help eliminate waste and toxins. Now let's move on to the metabolism.

Get Your Metabolism Going

Get Your Metabolism Going

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We understand that your metabolism increases the amount of calories you burn, which helps you regulate your weight. One of the worst effects of not moving around is metabolic syndrome, which is having increased cholesterol/blood pressure, high blood sugar, and fat in your waistline. It can turn into heart disease, diabetes, and even death. A study published in "Circulation" says that doing cardio exercises, like walking, can stop the syndrome, and sometimes, even reverse the damage. Intensity is the key, though, so make sure you're mixing it up between fast and slow walking.

Building Up Your Brain

Building Up Your Brain

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Walking every single day has amazing benefits for your brain's health. And all you need to do is get those feet going. A study that focused on the effects of exercise on the brain says that walking can benefit your memory, learning, reading, cognition, and even your brain's size! But there's more! Walking also helps protect your brain by decreasing the risk of cognitive illnesses like dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

Looking Young

Looking Young

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It doesn't matter who you are, if you were told there was a way to make yourself look younger, you would definitely want to know the secret. According to research posted in "PLOS One," scientists have found that cardiovascular exercise, such as walking, can help preserve or even lengthen your telomeres, the part of our DNA that shortens as we get older. But remember to put on sunscreen if you're walking outside. You wouldn't want to negate the effects.

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