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5 reasons you should include walking in your daily routine

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By Smitakshi Guha

  1. It strengthens your heart health

Walking for a good 30 minutes every day is a great form of cardio exercise that helps in lowering the level of bad cholesterol in your body and also boosts the levels of good cholesterol. It keeps your blood pressure in check, thus, reducing your risks of heart diseases and strokes.

  1. It helps you in losing weight

Walking daily helps you in shedding the unwanted extra pounds and also makes your legs toned. In fact, it is also a great way of reducing tummy fat; if one gets the posture and pace right while walking daily.

  1. It reduces the risk of a list of diseases

Studies have revealed that walking on a regular basis reduces one’s risk of developing a list of diseases by at least 20%. This includes diseases like diabetes, colon cancer, womb cancer, as well as breast cancer.

  1. It boosts Vitamin D content in your body


Now that people have almost forgotten about outdoor games and stay put, playing games on their smart gadgets, walking is a boon that not just keeps you fit but also gives your body the much needed boost of Vitamin D, keeping the health and condition of your bones good.

  1. It reduces the risk of dementia

As people grow old, they tend to suffer from memory issues, forgetting things sooner than usual. Studies have revealed that those people, including the older ones, who walk frequently, say more than six miles a week, tend to have lesser risks of getting memory issues, as regular walking prevents brain shrinkage and keeps one’s memory system unharmed.

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