Walk your way to Health and Happiness

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I always take the opportunity to walk not only for health reasons but also to save the rising cost of petrol.

According to Japanese researchers, they have found out when you walk twice a week for twenty minutes each time you are able to improve your mood and your outlook will be more positive. The finding was obtained after the subjects had walked for 32 weeks.

It means regular walking makes you happier.

In another research conducted by a group of Italian They found that those who walked regularly were less likely to develop vascular dementia over the next four years. Vascular dementia is caused by an impaired blood flow to the brain. The research was done on 749 adults who were 65 years of age or older.

Some of the other benefits of walking are:

  • Improves your cardiovascular functions and reduce your blood pressure
  • Strengthens your muscles, joints and bones
  • Delays the aging process
  • Keeps your weight under control
  • Reduces the risk of breast cancer
  • Reduces the risk of Type 2 diabetes
  • Improves your fitness and daily physical activities
  • Lowers the risk of stroke
  • Diminishes the risk of hip fracture
  • Improves the quality of your sleep

Walking is a form of exercise that has very low risk and it does not cost you money.

Start walking today and every day to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine and most important of all for your happiness and health.

Charles Chua C K  devotes his time to writing articles about his past experiences relating to health, career, money, home, relationships, education, happiness, Feng Shui, writing and more. The aim of his articles is to share useful tips about life with his readers. Please visit his blog at allaboutlivingwithlife.blogspot.com

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