There is no doubt that movement is essential for well being. The general guidelines are that 30 minutes or more of walking every day at a speed of between five and eight kilometres per hour can improve health.
And studies show that even when people don’t quite manage to walk for the recommended 30 minutes a day the benefits can still accrue. This proves that some walking is better than none at all.
For those who still need convincing, here are six reasons to take up a daily outdoor walk.
- It doesn’t cost a thing
- It prevents (or delays) Type 2 diabetes
- Decreases blood pressure
- It decreases body fat
- Reduces symptoms of depression
- No adverse side effects