Your Body on Walking
Ridiculously simple, astonishingly powerful, scientifically proven by study after study: Sneaking in a few minutes a day can transform your health, body, and mind. Why are you sitting?
BRAIN: Just 2 hours of walking a week can reduce your risk of stroke by 30%.
MEMORY: 40 minutes 3 times a week protects the brain region associate with planning and memory.
MOOD: 30 minutes a day can reduce symptoms of depression by 36%.
HEALTH: Logging 3,500 steps a day lowers your risk of diabetes by 29%.
LONGEVITY: 75 minutes a week of brisk walking can add almost 2 years to your life.
WEIGHT: A daily 1-hour walk can cut your risk of obesity in half.
BONES: 4 hours a week can reduce the risk of hip fractures by up to 43%.
HEART: 30 to 60 minutes most days of the week drastically lowers your risk of heart disease.
Source: Prevention.com January 2015