"Walking is a man's best medicine", said Hippocrates over 2,000 years ago
– and a growing body of scientific evidence suggests he wasn't wrong.
Just 30 minutes every day can increase cardiovascular fitness, help you lose weight, strengthen bones, and boost muscle power and endurance. It can also de-stress to lowering the blood pressure and reduce your risk of many chronic diseases
(such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, some cancers)
What about mental health benefits?
Regular walking actually modifies your nervous system so much that you'll experience a decrease in anger and hostility. Your creative juices will start flowing, self-perception and self-esteem will be improved while stress, anxiety and fatigue will be reduced. Physically active people have up to a 30% reduced risk of becoming depressed, and staying active helps those who are depressed recover.
In older people, staying active can improve cognitive function, memory, attention and processing speed, and reduce the risk of cognitive decline and dementia. Also walking outdoors exposes you to natural sunlight, which can help stave off seasonal affective disorder (SAD)—making it a potential antidote for the winter blues.
And last but not least when you make your walks social—you stride with, say, your partner, a neighbor, or a good friend—that interaction helps you feel connected which boosts mood.
Meeting points, walking routes and challenges to be confirmed
through the MTM What's APP group.
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