One of the biggest tools for success also happens to be one of the simplest ones. Walking each and every day.

What are the benefits of walking?

You do not need to run marathons or triathlons to get a significant health improvement. Instead you get a lot of fitness and emotional gains from a small amount of daily walking.

Here are just a few of the benefits of daily walking:

1. Low impact way to get in shape and lose weight. Walking between 7500 and 10000 steps a day is one of the keys of fitness.
2. Improves sleep
3. Decreases hypertension, reducing risks for heart attacks and strokes. Walking daily has been shown to increase good cholesterol (HDL) and decrease bad cholesterol (LDL).
4. Reduces stress
5. Increases balance and endurance
6. Improves the mood and battles the effects of depression
7. Gives you time to think. Daily walking can act as a form of meditation. It gives you time to mull over ideas. If you have problems at work or at home, a nice walk could help you to come up with solutions.
8. Reduces fatigue
9. Once you form the habit, it is easy to turn it into a lifestyle change. Of all the forms of fitness and exercise routines, walking has the highest compliance rate.
10. It can make you smarter. Daily walking can make you sharper and smarter and reduces the chances for long term mental disease because it helps to increase blood flow through the brain.

There are quite a few benefits of walking you will enjoy from making a minimum of walking 10,000 steps part of your regime.

It is an essential part of your physical and mental health. Daily walking will make you feel better and become more productive and happy.

Walking is a great exercise when used alone, but when used in conjunction with more rigorous exercises and physical exertions, adding walking to your routine can give you the health you’ve always dreamed of.

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(Source: Habits by Scott / https://www.developgoodhabits.com/benefits-of-walking/)​