Ten benefits of walking daily

Ten benefits of walking daily

They say that just thirty minutes of exercise will do you wonders, and it’s true!

It’s not always easy to find thirty minutes to dedicate to a daily workout to make use of your gym membership in Perth but realistically, a thirty minute walk is more than achievable and can do wonders for you.

Here’s ten benefits to walking daily

  1. Improves heart health
    Walking is a fantastic way to reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease.
  2. Aids weight loss
    Walking is a great low impact way of increasing your heart rate to lose weight.
  3. Regulates blood pressure
    Japanese scientists have concluded that walking 10,000 steps a day significantly reduces your blood pressure.
  4. Improves circulation
    When you walk it helps to circulate blood to your brain, which helps it function better.
  5. Strengthens muscles
    Regular walking will strengthen your leg and back muscles as well as help to strengthen and tone the rest of your muscles to prevent muscle loss.
  6. Strengthens your bones
    Walking is a low-impact exercise that helps prevent loss of bone density, which in turn reduces the risk of osteoporosis, fracture, and injuries.
  7. Improves digestion
    Walking after meals is a great way to aid your digestion. This is because walking helps you lose weight and support your digestive system.
  8. Uplift your mood
    Walking is a great way to uplift your mood! So the next time you’re feeling down simply get up, take a walk and get some fresh air and you may be surprised how much it helps.
  9. Increases lung capacity
    When walking you breathe more oxygen compared to when you are stationary. This exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide in larger volumes can help to increase your lung capacity.
  10. Reduces stress
    By improving the circulation in your body your body naturally provides nutrients and oxygen to all of its cells which stimulates the nervous system and decreases stress.

If walking isn't for you, it’s still important that you regularly exercise all of the muscles in your body. At Lords Recreation Centre we have a range of fitness classes available as well as pools, a full service gym and basketball courts that are all accessible with a simple membership.



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