According to experts, you burn about 200 calories with 30 minutes of brisk walk. Here are five reasons why you should walk for 30 minutes every day.
1. Aids in weight loss
Walking for 30 minutes at moderate speed will help you lose weight. Harvard School of Public Health says that walking could reduce the effect of the genes that promote obesity by half. According to a study conducted in 2014 in Utah, the risk of obesity decreases by 5 percent in women with every minute of brisk walking.
2. Strengthens your heart
Regular walking lowers the risk of heart disease and strengthens your heart. It is a low-intensity cardio workout and it helps increasing the HDL levels and decreasing the LDL levels.
3. Prevent cancer
According to a study conducted by the American Cancer Society, the risk of breast cancer decreases by 14 percent by walking up to 7 hours per week. The study included 73,600 participants and the time duration was more than two decades.
4. Prevents dementia
A category of brain diseases, dementia decreases a person’s ability to remember and think. An elderly person can avoid these type of diseases by walking about 10 kilometers every week.
5. Boosts your mood
According to studies, walking triggers the release of feel-good endorphins and makes you happy. It not only lifts your mood but also relieves tension, stress and anxiety. Walking makes you a more positive person.
6. Improves immunity
Regular walking increases the immunity and helps your body fight against infections and diseases. Walking about 30 minutes every day can lower the risk of disease by about 43 percent.
7. Lowers blood pressure
According to Arizona State University researchers, walking 10 minutes every day can help lower your blood pressure.