SCIENCE REVEALS 8 THINGS THAT HAPPEN TO YOUR BODY WHEN YOU WALK EVERY DAY

2. Controlling your blood sugar level

Walking after a heavy meal will lower your blood sugar level, as it will burn energy through muscle work. Diabetics use walking as a natural way of controlling their condition, as well as elderly people with weight problems and obesity.

3. Strengthening bones and joints

Walking forces joints and bones to move against gravity, strengthening them and reducing the risk of fractures, immobility and loss of bone mass due to aging. Regular walking treats stiff joints, soothes inflammation and relieves back pain.

4. Improvement of brain health

A study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine showed that women who walked at least 200 minutes a week felt emotionally better despite a diagnosis of depression. Even low-intensity walking significantly improves mental wellbeing, reduces cortisol levels, increases positivity and cleanses the mind.

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