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10 Reasons to Walk More

July 7, 2021

10 Reasons to Walk More

Did you know as little as 5 minutes a day outdoors can improve your physical, mental and emotional well-being? Walking is a quick and simple way to get your daily dose of Vitamin D and physical activity!

Here are our top 10 reasons to start walking more:   

  1. Adding 150 minutes of brisk walking to your routine each week can add a little over three years to your lifespan.
  2. Your body uses approximately 200 muscles when walking.
  3. Walking is good for the environment! Replacing 1.5 miles of driving with walking will reduce the amount of greenhouse gases produced by about 75 percent.
  4. A midday walk can make you more energetic and productive at work. 
  5. Walking can help reduce stress, elevate your mood and enhance your mental well-being. 
  6. A 15-minute walk can curb unwanted sugar cravings.
  7. Walking improves cerebral blood flow, lowering the risk of vascular disease and dementia. 
  8. You can reduce your risk of heart disease by 30 percent by walking for just 21 minutes a day. 
  9. An outdoor walk can help clear your mind and boost creativity.  
  10. Walking is FREE, easy on the joints and can be done anywhere!

 

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