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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Walking prevents heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, diabetes, and many more

Walking has many benefits for health. Maybe all this time we've been spoiled by the vehicle, then it's time to think again.

Here are some benefits of walking exercise:
Easy and cheap, even free, no cost
No need expensive and complicated equipment
Can enjoy the environment
Can be done anytime
Can be done anywhere
Interacting with people
Can be done alone
Can be done with group, with the family.
Know your neighborhood
Walking burns calories
Reducing the cholesterol content of LDL (low density lipoprotein) or bad cholesterol
Increasing cholesterol content of HDL (high density lipoprotein) or good cholesterol
Walking reduce body fat
Train and maintain body balance
Walking is a sports with lowest risk, small chance of injury
Reduce the risk of diabetes
Pressure and massage on foot palm can cure various sickness (reflexology, acupuncture)
Keeping the brain function
Treating insomnia
Normalize blood pressure
Strengthen the cardiovascular system
Lower heart beat than running (jogging)
Good for people with weak heart
Reduce the risk of heart disease
Reduce the risk of stroke
Mentally healthy
Prevent osteoarthritis
Adding density and bone strength
Reducing the risk of osteoporosis

For short distance, walking is better and faster than using vehicle, because the vehicle can be stuck in traffic, and need to be parked in a safe place.

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