The easiest and most natural way to promote good health is to get up and walk! The first Wednesday of April is recognized as National Walking Day. This day is here to encourage men, women, kids, of all ages to embrace walking. If people could pencil in 30 minutes a day to walk, it will change their overall health mentally and physically. It allows your heart to get some valuable pumping, adding years to your life, and many more benefits.
Walking has been known to assist with running off heart disease. It’s also said to bring up your heart rate, lower your blood pressure, and strengthen your heart along the way.
Studies were done by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco that showed that women who walked more, between 65 and older, had a slower memory decline due to their age.
When walking your breathing increases. This causes oxygen to travel faster through the bloodstream helping to eliminate waste products and improve your energy level. It also improves your ability to heal.
The more steps you take throughout the day the better your mood is. Walking releases
a natural painkilling endorphin to your body.
Joint cartilage has no direct blood supply. It gets its only source of nutrition from the joint fluid that circulates the more we move. Compression from our movement from walking squishes and squeezes the cartilage which brings oxygen and the needed nutrients to its intended areas.