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8 Astonishing Benefits of Walking


Health & Wellness  (tags: exercise, Body-Mind-Spirit, research, healthcare, health, humans, news, study )

Cal
- 793 days ago - mnn.com
Walking just 40 minutes a day could seriously benefit your health. Check out these amazing perks to taking a simple stroll around the neighborhood.



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Yulan Lawson (156)
Wednesday May 30, 2012, 2:57 am
Awesome, I enjoy walking.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 30, 2012, 4:06 am
thank you, dog helps
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Wednesday May 30, 2012, 4:21 am
Great article. Thanks.
 

Carol H. (229)
Wednesday May 30, 2012, 4:29 am
noted, thank you Cal
 

Alice C. (1797)
Wednesday May 30, 2012, 5:52 am
I enjoy walking and dancing : )
 

John S. (297)
Wednesday May 30, 2012, 6:29 am
I use to walk, with MS it's more a limp.
 

Michela m. (3819)
Wednesday May 30, 2012, 6:41 am
More & more people are suggesting me to WALK ABOVE ALL MY CARDIOLOGIST.......(as I SMOKE, and HAVE HIGH BODY PRESSURE.....)
THUS, PROBABLY, STAYING 12 or more HOURS HERE WORKING at my computer, is not ADVISABLE for my HEART!!!!!

"Strolling reduces stroke risk. Walking briskly for just 30 minutes, five days a week can significantly lower your risk of suffering a stroke, according to University of South Carolina researchers. After studying 46,000 men and 15,000 women over the course of 18 years, those with increased fitness levels associated with regular brisk walking had a 40 percent lower risk of suffering a stoke than those with the lowest fitness level."
 

Azaima A. (218)
Wednesday May 30, 2012, 9:05 am
love to walk. Glad it's good for me too.
 

Rebecca T. (1)
Wednesday May 30, 2012, 9:07 am
Yes, never take your ability to walk for granted.
 

Rosie Lopez (73)
Wednesday May 30, 2012, 10:15 am
thanks!
 

Harsha Vardhana R (57)
Wednesday May 30, 2012, 10:30 am
A small portion of bare foot walking would ground our electrical imbalances too!
 

Ken L. (78)
Wednesday May 30, 2012, 1:07 pm
Good Article, I have been walking for one hour almost every day for the last 4 years and I feel fitter than when I was a lot younger. Thanks for posting this Cal.
 

Sharon F. (0)
Wednesday May 30, 2012, 2:07 pm
Yes, indeed. Be glad that you are able to walk; many people can't. One source said that the faster you walk the longer you will live. Get out a lot, esp in the three seasons. Here in the north country it is often too icy to walk in the winter season. Cheers.
 

Monica D. (580)
Wednesday May 30, 2012, 6:55 pm
I like walking.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 30, 2012, 9:13 pm
I took my neighborhood walk uphill today and yesterday, and will go on my weekly hike in the open wilderness tomorrow. In the warmer months, I love the hiking, but, the winters here in the Rockies are so cold that I do not venture out at all. I need to find a way to live in So Cal for 1/2 of he year.
 

greenplanet e. (157)
Thursday May 31, 2012, 12:43 am
That's super.

Walking is good for the planet too :)
 

Brigitte Stolk (6)
Thursday May 31, 2012, 2:24 am
simple, efficient, enjoyable;)
 

John Gregoire (257)
Thursday May 31, 2012, 4:46 am
Get a pedometer. Commit to walking 10, 000 steps a day as your first goal then work at it. I now routinely get almost 20,000 and feel so much better for it.
 

Ben Oscarsito (355)
Thursday May 31, 2012, 5:37 am
Right, -Take a walk on the wild side!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZ88oTITMoM
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Thursday May 31, 2012, 5:44 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Brianna B. (0)
Thursday May 31, 2012, 12:07 pm
thnx
 

Donna G. (38)
Thursday May 31, 2012, 12:39 pm
I used to walk 3 miles a day. I weighed more than I should have; walking didn't help me with weight loss. But, it did help my legs get stronger. Now, with disabilities, I can't even walk up to the corner of the street without my assistance dog. The problem that I have since I've become disabled is the post-exertional malaise. When I get home, it's like I just melt. I have no strength left and have to stay in bed until I recover.

Walking is a great form of low-impact exercise.
 

Janet G. (0)
Thursday May 31, 2012, 12:49 pm
I usually walk two miles over my lunch hour five days a week. I feel invigorated afterwards. I know it is great for my health.
 

Jim Phillips (3215)
Thursday May 31, 2012, 1:18 pm
Used to run cross country.
Used to walk lots at work.
Now, I have gotten "lazy" since I retired...
Will tell myself to get out there and walk... No excuses... lol...

Ty, Cal.
.
 

Kirby Ledvina (1)
Thursday May 31, 2012, 1:44 pm
Good to know. I just spent the day walking all over town.
 

Silvija Vlahovec (12)
Thursday May 31, 2012, 2:20 pm
Love it, thanks
 

Nola g. (5)
Thursday May 31, 2012, 4:06 pm
Thank you for all the info on walking.
 

Edgar Zuim (48)
Thursday May 31, 2012, 4:39 pm
The walk is the best medicine for the heart.
 

Les L. (16)
Thursday May 31, 2012, 9:56 pm
Love to walk!
 

june t. (64)
Thursday May 31, 2012, 11:04 pm
walking is good
 

Patricia H. (468)
Friday June 1, 2012, 4:32 am
thanks for sharing
 

Paula M. (39)
Friday June 1, 2012, 11:11 am
Good article.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Friday June 1, 2012, 5:10 pm
Thank you.
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Friday June 1, 2012, 5:32 pm
Thanks Cal--great post.
 

Heather Rasm (5)
Saturday June 2, 2012, 6:03 am
This is a great article! Thanks for the post!
 

Agnes Wojciechowska (152)
Saturday June 2, 2012, 3:03 pm
thanks for sharing
 

Barbara K. (87)
Sunday June 3, 2012, 4:49 am
Thanks for the info and the inspiration. Walking is great.
 
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