Vibrant man walking
Whether you want to walk with high-intensity, often called “power walking,” or take a leisurely stroll through your neighborhood or local park, there are no downsides, but males can enjoy multiple health benefits. Among the benefits you will receive are the following.
Your heart and cardiovascular system
Harvard Medical School scientific research indicates that you will lower your risk of cardio vascular problems by 30 percent, by walking around 20 minutes each day. Research has determined walking is a top low-impact cardio exercise.
Along with strengthening your heart and cardiovascular system, walking can increase your levels of HDL, also called “good” cholesterol, and slowing the production of LDL, also known as “bad” cholesterol. It doesn’t end there.
The Stroke Association says that a “brisk” 30-minute daily walk will limit high blood pressure that causes strokes by around 27 percent. Even if you have knee or hip issues that don’t allow you to walk briskly or fast, your body will benefit accordingly.
Walking controls and limits diabetes
The American Diabetes Association recommends a 5-minute saunter, stretching for 10 minutes, and a walk at a moderate pace to control and retard the effects of diabetes. If you keep your chin up and straighten your spine, you will benefit even more.
If you make time for daily walks, you will see major changes, for the better, in your overall health, particularly if you have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. If you are able to stretch your walk to 75 to 77 minutes, you will see the results in your fitness level
Walking increases your memory ability
Your brain grey matter increases when you walk. The most important part of your body, your brain, is enhanced by walking daily. If you’re getting older, you might have “senior moments” involving memory loss. Older adults who don’t or can’t walk lose grey matter in their brains, when if they walk around 3 times a week, they can increase their hippocampus volume by a strong 2 percent.
You will run a successful battle against obesity
Walking briskly (2 mph) for ½ hour will burn 75 calories. Should you increase your speed to 3 mph and you will burn almost 100 calories.
According to the Harvard School of Public Health, walking regularly may slow down the creation of obesity genes. This benefit of walking is significant. If you continue your daily walks, you’ll probably notice that your current clothing is getting looser around your stomach. Since you’re redistributing your weight, your home scale may take a while to catch up with your weight loss.