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3 Reasons You Should Be Walking Daily

By Virginia Laird

Are you in search of the perfect exercise routine? Research suggests that walking can be the ideal daily exercise. Fitness experts advise that walking is low impact, which can help prevent injury and pain. These professionals admit that much research indicates that walking as little as 20 minutes each day can offer many healthy benefits. There is no need to log this exercise at a gym. A brisk walk through your neighborhood can be enough to help you get your health in check. Some of the benefits you can enjoy by adding a walk to your daily routine include:

  • Walking reduces the risk of developing heart issues
  • Walking helps manage blood sugar levels
  • Walking can help promote weight loss

Walking Reduces the Risk of Developing Heart Issues

Keeping your heart healthy can prove to be a lifelong task. While it can include eating healthy, exercise is also required. Some may think that strenuous exercise is the only way to achieve this. However, walking can provide the exercise needed to promote a healthy heart. Research suggests that walking can help improve cholesterol levels and prevent stroke, which both impact the heart.

Walking Helps Manage Blood Sugar Levels

For those who struggle with diabetes, daily exercise can help manage blood sugar levels. While many may not have the time to spend hours at the gym, most can set aside a few minutes to spend walking as part of routine exercise. Research suggests that as few as 20 minutes of walking can lower blood sugar levels. Many healthcare providers advise patients who struggle to control blood sugar to add walking after dinner as part of a healthy exercise routine.

Walking Can Promote Weight Loss

Exercise burns calories. For those who rely on walking for their exercise, the same is true. Research suggests that walking can help promote weight loss. If you are looking to lose weight, it can be wise to add walking to your daily routine. If you are one who finds this to be a drag, professionals advise you invite a friend to join you on this journey.

With this information you can see that walking can play a vital role in keeping you healthy. Now is the time to begin setting aside a few minutes daily to walk. It is never too late to begin putting your health first.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Chandler, Ariz.

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