Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Every Step Counts

Study after study proves that the simple act of walking can have profound effects on your health.

Your Brain: Just 2 hours of walking a week can reduce your risk of stroke by 30%.
Your Memory: 40 minutes of walking 3 times a week protects the brain region associated with planning and memory.
Your Mood:  Walking 30 minutes a day can reduce symptoms of depression by 36%.

Your Health:  Logging 3500 steps a day lowers your risk of diabetes by 29%.
Your Lifespan:  75 minutes a week of brisk walking can add almost 2 years to your life.

Your Heart:  Walking 30 to 60 minutes most days of the week drastically lowers your risk of heart disease.

Your Bones:  Walking 4 hours a week can reduce the risk of hip fractures by up to 43%.

Your Weight:  A daily one hour walk can cut your risk of obesity in half.

Courtesy of Prevention Magazine

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