Benefits of Walking

Walking has so many health benefits. Walking can protect you against many diseases — from stroke to heart attack. These may seem to be claims, but they are backed by research. There is no need of prescription for walking, the risk of side effects is almost none, and the benefits are great. Walking controls you blood pressure. Physical activity gives strength to the heart so it can pump more and more blood with less effort and with less pressure on the arteries. To stay fit is more effective than medications that keeping down blood pressure levels. Walking decreases the risk of heart attack. Exercise like brisk walking for two hours a week or just an hour a day is lowers risk of heart disease in women. It lowers your risk of stroke. Moderate and regular exercise is equal to brisk walking for two hour a day.