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Walk to avoid lifestyle diseases

Walking is the easiest and one of the most effective ways to shed kilos, take care of your heart and also mind.

It can help you lose weight sustainably with little risk of injuries and less impact on your joints, knees or muscles.
According to studies, walking can improve blood pressure, slow down heart rate, reduce fat and body weight, cholesterol, and ease depression.

There are studies that suggest walking 10,000 steps can help improve cardiovascular health and reduce risk of both dementia and cancer.

According to yet another recent study, people who take 7,000 steps per day are at reduced risk of early death than those who take fewer steps each day.

If you’re entirely sedentary, jumping into 10,000 steps a day will only cause more harm than good.

According to studies, the average person takes between 5,000 and 7,500 steps daily, even if they are mostly living a sedentary lifestyle.

According to a study published in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise (The Journal of the America of Sports Medicine), 5 minutes of walking every 30 minutes of sitting can reduce the harmful effect of prolonged sitting, Lalchawimawi Sanate, PT, LCCE, Senior Physiotherapist, Cloudnine Group of Hospitals, Sahakarnagar, Bangalore said.

Tips to walk more

* Set a reminder in your phone to walk for just 5 minutes every 30 minutes.

* In a scenario where you cannot leave your desk or you are watching your favorite TV show or you are studying, you can do stationary walking.

* If you have a treadmill or cross-trainer, you can place it near your workstation where you can use it every 30 minutes.