1.It’s a great cardio exercise, lowering levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol while increasing levels of HDL (good) cholesterol. The Stroke Association says that a brisk 30-minute walk every day helps to prevent and control the high blood pressure that causes strokes, reducing the risk of strokes.
2.You’ll burn around 75 calories simply by walking at 2kmph for 30 minutes. Up your speed to 3kmph and it’s 99 calories, while 4kmph is 150 calories.
3. A brisk walk is one of the best natural energisers around. It boosts circulation and increases oxygen supply to every cell in your body, helping you to feel more alert and alive.
4. It’s true – exercise boosts your mood. Studies show that a brisk walk is just as effective as antidepressants in mild to moderate cases of depression, releasing feel-good endorphins while reducing stress and anxiety. So for positive mental health, walk.
5. walking tones up legs,bums and tums.