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View Full Version : Benefits of Walking!!!

.: Jannati :.
04-09-2009, 11:39 PM
How walking can help health and fitness:

Promotes psychological well-being and reduces feelings of stress and depression

Reduces tiredness and gives people more energy for everyday tasks

Promotes better sleep

Helps the muscles and ligaments in the feet to work more efficiently, and keep them supple and flexible

Reduces depression and anxiety

Helps people achieve and maintain a healthy body weight

Helps build and maintain healthy bones, muscles, and joints

Helps to reduce the risks of many serious health problems in old age

Helps to reduce the risk of developing non-insulin-dependent (type 2) diabetes mellitus

Helps to reduce the risks of developing osteoporosis

Helps to reduce the risk of developing coronary heart disease (CHD)

Helps to lower the risk of developing high blood pressure

Helps to reduce blood pressure in people who already have hypertension

Helps to lower total blood cholesterol

Helps to reduce the risk of stroke

Helps to reduce the risk of developing colon and breast cancer

Did you know:

Longer moderately paced walks (40 mins at 60-65% maximum heart rate) are best for losing weight – up to 300 calories per hour

Shorter, faster walks (20 mins at 75-85% maximum heart rate) are best for improving heart and lung function



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04-10-2009, 02:35 AM

Jazakallah for sharing sis!:)


04-10-2009, 05:08 AM
JazakiAllahu kheyran.

04-10-2009, 07:54 AM
Walking is my daily sport. :thumbs_up

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