15 Minutes Of Walking A Day Can Change Your Life!
Working in an office, for example, which is usually followed by relaxing in a chair or sofa at home, or possibly sitting at a bar or restaurant, means sitting for most of the hours in a day. And that’s associated with higher rates of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and death.
This type of lifestyle can lead to serious health issues.
BUT, who doesn’t have at least 15 minutes every single day to save your life?
I’m not being dramatic here, but this is what it boils down to….
All you need to get started is 15 minutes of daily walking.
Researchers at the University Hospital of Saint-Etienne, the University Hospital of Dijon, the University of Lyon, the Regional Center for Cancer Prevention and Jean Monnet University in France, all confirmed the effectiveness of this exercise.
One of these studies was published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. It involved participants older than 60.
They had to exercise 15 minutes daily, and this lowered their risk of death by 22%, in comparison to participants who did not exercise at all. The study findings maintained that a 15-minute daily walk ‘will help you live longer’.
Media widely reported the results of these studies. Due to all this, doctors claim that you should do at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity a week.
The benefits of walking as a low-impact exercise are numerous, including:
- It prevents diabetes
- Weight loss
- Increases the levels of vitamin D
- It relieves pain
- Helps the prevention of colon cancer, breast cancer, and lung cancer
- It supports heart health
- It enhances mood
How Much You Need to Walk
How many steps will it take to burn calories?
- 1 mile = 2,000 steps = 100 calories burned
- 1 pound – 3,5000 calories
Therefore, in order to lose 1 pound of weight weekly, you will need to burn 500 calories per day, or in other words, walk 5 miles every day.