Walking is one of the simplest yet effective movements that can greatly improve your health and overall quality of life. Walking g regularly can benefit every part of your body from head to toe and will help you feel better and more energetic throughout the day.
Helps stabilize blood sugar levels:
India is soon becoming the diabetic capital of the world. Our sedentary lifestyle, to our diets, are all contributing towards insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. Regular walking not only helps burn calories but also helps lower and stabilize blood sugar levels. If you suffer from type 2 diabetes and are on medications, regular walks will help you in maintaining healthy blood sugar levels throughout the day.
Helps reduce stress:
Let's face it, we are constantly facing stressful situations, either at work or in our personal lives. Walking not only helps clear your mind, but studies show that it helps reduce cortisol - the stress hormone, keeps you feeling energetic and happy throughout the day and also helps you sleep better. If you are someone who is facing sleeping disorders, then walking for a few minutes a day can greatly improve your sleeping patterns.
Strengthens your cardiovascular system:
If you are dealing with weight-related issues and find running or jogging too taxing on your joints, especially your ankles and knees, then walking regularly is highly recon for you. Not only does walking place far less load on your joints as opposed to running or jogging, but it also helps strengthen your cardiovascular system as well.
Helps boost your immunity:
During the ongoing pandemic, we have all struggled with weight gain and staying healthy, owing to either gym being closed, or the fear of the virus has forced us into staying indoors. Walking either in your nearest park or in your building compound or even at home for a few minutes every day can boost your immunity. Studies show that walking for a few minutes every day can help increase one's white blood cells that are the first line of defense for your body and an important part of your immune system. That alone should be enough to convince you to take up walking regularly.