UNDERSTANDING THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF REGULAR WALKING AND EXERCISE
Walking takes longer… than any other known form of locomotion except crawling. Thus it stretches time and prolongs life. Life is already too short to waste on speed – Edward Abbey, “Walking”
Walking is not only fun, it’s great for your health. An inexpensive way to keep fit, make friends and enjoy the stunning coast and country in the Eastbourne and Lewes areas. Here are just some of the proven health benefits of a good walk.
Reduces the risk of coronary heart disease
Improves blood pressure and blood sugar levels
Helps to maintain/reduce body weight and lower the risk of obesity
Reduces the risk of osteoporosis
Reduces the risk of breast and colon cancer
Reduces the risk of non-insulin dependent (type 2) diabetes
A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world. ~Paul Dudley White
Walking is not only good for the heart, it’s great for the mind and soul too. Studies have shown that it can help with depression, anxiety, social isolation and cognitive function. For further information on the positive effects of walking for mental well being VISIT.
Walking is good for solving problems — it’s like the feet are little psychiatrists – Terri Guillemets