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7 facts about walking benefits to help you embrace long walks

7 facts about walking benefits to help you embrace long walks Illustrative photo (Photo: Freepik)
Author: Daria Shekina

Walking is the only and safe way to prevent and protect against many diseases. People who walk at least 4 hours a week live an average of 7 years longer.

RBC-Ukraine, with the help of massage therapist and physiotherapist Volodymyr Tkachenko and his Instagram post, presents 7 facts about the benefits of walking.

What is the benefit of daily walking?

Volodymyr immediately notes that he personally considers walking a panacea!

Doctors recommends walking at least 10,000 steps a day because this way our spine and legs function better.

In general, walking is beneficial for maintaining basic health parameters. This information is widely available, but there are a few more facts that can only be seen by specialists in narrow fields.

7 facts about walking benefits to help you embrace long walksThe benefit of walking for the body (photo: Freepik)

7 facts about walking

  • Fact one - walking is the most effective way to prevent intervertebral hernias.
  • Fact two - walking activates the lymphatic system, which, in turn, improves immunity, removes viruses, toxins, and stasis phenomena.
  • Fact three - walking helps the functioning of the cardiovascular system, thereby reducing the load on the heart, enriching tissues with oxygen, blood, and nutrients. Fact four - walking strengthens ligaments, bones, and tendons.
  • Fact five - walking helps with weight loss as effectively as physical activity but without the traumatic effect.
  • Fact six - walking helps combat depressive and apathetic disorders. It also boosts mood.
  • Fact seven - due to improved blood circulation and oxygen enrichment, the brain works better and has higher performance rates of the coefficient of useful action by 13-17%.

Therefore, based on the above facts from a physiotherapist, it can be concluded that the benefit of such a simple action as walking is very significant. It helps keep the body in shape and improves not only its physical but also moral well-being.

This material is for informational purposes only and should not be used for medical diagnosis or self-treatment. Our goal is to provide readers with accurate information about symptoms, causes, and methods of detecting diseases. RBС-Ukraine is not responsible for any diagnoses that readers may make based on materials from the resource. We do not recommend self-treatment and advise consulting a doctor in case of any health concerns.