Walks Challenge: Week #1
Physical Benefits of Regular Walking
addition to the mental pay-off, there are many proven physical
benefits to regular walking as well. It is important to
note which health benefits are important to you.
Shed extra pounds and abdominal fat (the fat around your
belly)…the fat most closely linked to heart disease.
Regular activity can help you lose weight or maintain a
Reduces your risk of heart disease and reduces the risk
of having a second heart attack in people who have already
experienced one heart attack.
Increase your “HDL” (High Density Lipoprotein,
the good cholesterol) and lower your triglyceride levels.
Reduce your risk of colon cancer.
Lower your blood pressure and your risk of stroke.
Lowers the risk of developing non-insulin-dependent (Type
II) diabetes mellitus.
Improve bone density, reducing the risk of osteoporosis
and fractures as you get older.
Physical activity can slow the aging process, helping you
to look and feel younger than your actual chronological