What happens to your body if you walk 30 minutes a day? Scientists reveal 10 things that occur

Apr 20, 2018
07:55 A.M.
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Many people don't take it seriously, but performing this soft physical activity every day could make anyone feel healthier.


According to Newsner, while achieving a healthy and aesthetic physique isn't just about exercise, as nutrition and daily habits also play a big part, incorporating walking will make anyone's life better.

Hippocrates claimed that walking was the best available medicine for man, and after several studies and tests, it's obvious he was right about it.

Although having a good, healthy body doesn't just depends on the physical activity, this practice is fundamental in order to better the functioning of the body's organs.

Here are some of the benefits that walking every day can bring into someone's lifestyle. Studies have demonstrated that walking can prevent dementia and Alzheimer, besides bettering mental health and reducing the risk of a stroke.

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It also improves vision, and while is complicated to understand the correlation between vision and physical activity, experts claim that daily walking for 30 minutes helps battling glaucoma.

Walking is also effective in order to prevent heart diseases and cerebral hypoperfusion, as it reduces blood pressure and improves blood flow.

Experts also say that walking raises blood flow to the lungs, improving dramatically deep breathing, alleviating symptoms often associated with lung diseases.

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Other studies demonstrated that walking is far more effective than running when it comes to improving glucose tolerance, which makes it an excellent exercise when battling diabetes.


Several organs are involved when talking about digestion, and walking those 30 minutes every day will improve the whole cycle, preventing constipation, reducing the risk of suffering colon cancer.

Walking is a soft, low-impact exercise in which big muscles groups are activated. This process burns fat. With a medium-intensity walk, one could burn up to 300 calories.

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10 000 steps every day it's equivalent to a gym session, especially if using intervals or going uphill. This practice also improves mobility, reducing the risk of injuries.

It also helps with joint pain, joint stiffness and even inflamation while improving blood flow inside the spine, improving posture.

Other experts also affirmed that walking improves depression symptoms, as it helps to teach the body to fuel itself when exhausted. It is also something that can be performed accompanied by loved ones.