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Walking: 6 health benefits

Walking tones up your muscles, makes you creative, replaces the gym with many more benefits, prevents cardiovascular disease and changes your mood for the better.

Whether it’s the endorphins or simply the beauty of nature around you, or just the sense of freedom, in any case, you won’t be able to stop.

And fortunately.

There’s no better vice than walking.

1.Fitness without going to the gym

You don’t want to go to the gym? Can’t stand the Zumba? If they tell you Pilates, do you get hives?

Don’t you want to buy a bike or the one you bought at an online discount makes unacceptable noises and your neighbors have threatened legal action?

Good. Know that hiking is also the same as fitness: it improves general fitness, makes the body more toned.

Ideally, you should hike for at least an hour to burn about 500 calories.

You don’t have to have a leg-breaking slope to benefit from it.

On the contrary, if you are a beginner trekker don’t exaggerate with the slope, you may want to stop before you start to reap the benefits of walking.

Remember: the important thing is to walk regularly.

And as walking is a pleasure, it should not be an insurmountable obstacle.

2. Improves muscle tone

Regular walking improves muscle tone and the good news is that the improvement takes place in each body district.

As you can see from the illustration above, if you regularly walk your quadriceps, the back muscles of your thighs and buttocks are stimulated.

In addition, using chopsticks, even the upper body totally involved in muscle exercise.

Bringing your backpack, of course, provided you don’t load it up to the limit, will also train the muscular bands of your back.

3. Increases creativity

Trekking increases creativity.

Many studies now show that walking helps to find creative solutions to problems.

This is certainly true when you’re in the office and can’t find the bandole of the hank.

Then getting up from your desk and taking a few steps helps you find a solution more quickly.

But science has shown that the effect of creativity enhancement increases more after an outdoor walk and above all it remains even after the walk is over.

So if you want to find creative solutions to everyday problems or simply want to find solutions, walking is the best activity.

 4. Decreases blood pressure

Regular walking reduces blood pressure and cholesterol.

As you will understand, the immediate consequence is to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases, even serious ones.

The reduction of the pressure happens both for the fact in itself of the walk, and structurally after the loss and the control of the weight. For every kilo lost, in fact, the pressure decreases by about 1 mmHg.

5. Controls and prevents diabetes

Diabetes is one of the most common diseases in the Western world, linked to the fundamental lifestyle increasingly sedentary.

Regular walking can help you control diabetes and can help you prevent it if you don’t have it.

Walking on foot reduces blood glucose levels and makes walking both a preventive tool for those who do not have this problem, and a therapeutic activity for those who need to control glucose.

A curiosity: according to some scientists walking downhill involves a greater use of sugar than walking uphill.

6. Combats depression and increases happiness

Walking makes you feel good.

Just getting up from your chair and taking a walk outside makes you feel better.

And it’s not just a small temporary benefit.

The well-being of walking lasts even after the walk and helps to support your mood even when you’re a little bit down.

Scientists have shown that walking helps to prevent depression and in the case of mood disorders, helps to overcome or manage it.

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