Saturday, April 30, 2011

Benefits Of Walking For The Mind And Body

It controls Blood Pressure, decreases the risk of Diabetes, and Dementia. Do you know any exercise easier to perform than walking? It requires no skill, it is inexpensive, and can be done virtually any time of day, has no age restriction and can even be done indoors if the person has a treadmill.
Improves the Circulation. According to studies, walking for about 40 minutes can reduce blood pressure during the 24 hour period after the exercise. This is because during the exercise period, blood flow increases, causing blood vessels to expand, and reducing your blood pressure. 
Increases the Lung Capacity. The lungs are also given exercise when we walk. Gas exchanges that occur in the body become more powerful when we walk briskly, thereby causing a greater cleansing effect and forcing impurities and toxins to exit the lungs, leaving them more clear of viruses and dust. 
Helps make the Brain Healthier. Walking daily is a great exercise to get the body in shape, improve health and retard aging. However, a new study from the University of Illinois, shows that the anti-aging effect of exercise may also be measurable in the brain, increasing stimulation to its circuits while reducing the risk of memory problems and increasing the attention span. 
Keeps Your Weight in Control. This is perhaps the most important of the benefits of walking. Of course, walking will aid you in the process of losing weight.

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