Is There Anything That Walking Can't Do?
1. Develop the memory of an elephant: Studies have shown, particularly for senior citizens, that walking improves memory skills as well as concentration and abstract reasoning.
2. Mr. Einstein, I presume: Walking improves concentration and abstract reasoning and increased cognitive functioning.
3. Reduce risk of stroke: cut that by 57% just by walking 20 minutes a day.
4. Get heart healthy: a study of women showed that those who walked three hours or more per week reduced risk of a coronary event by 35%/
5. Looking good: walking helps to keep you fit and wards off those sly extra pounds.
6. Feeling good: a recent study found that after 12 weeks, the further a woman walked, the better she feels about her appearance.
7. C’mon get happy: Just 30 minutes, three to five times per week for 12 weeks reduced symptoms of depression by 47%.
8. Lowered risk of diabetes: reduce risk of type 2 diabetes in high-risk individuals.
9. Lowered risk of cancer: 30 minutes daily reduce risk of colon cancer by up to 50%, as well as decreasing lung, breast and prostate cancers.
10. Nice bones: postmenopausal women who walk about a mile a day have better whole-bone density.
11. Live long and walk: 30 minutes of walking a day adds 1.3 healthy years.