Taking more steps per day, either all at once or in shorter spurts, may help you live longer. The findings of the research were presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology, Prevention, Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Conference.
The young generation wastes their time watching Netflix, surfing Amazon Prime, and neglecting health. A study published in Journal Comprehensive Physiology found that 35 different chronic health conditions arise by physical inactivity. They range from heart disease and stroke to depression and constipation.
Walking is the safest and easiest way to improve fitness and health, including heart health. The American Heart Association’s fitness guidelines for adults recommended at least 150 minutes per week of moderate or 75 minutes of vigorous physical activity or a combination of both.
Health is wealth; everyone knows, but nobody tries to maintain health. Take care of your body, friends; it’s the only place you have to live. Fitness is not about being better than someone else. It’s about being better than you used to be.
Fitness is like a relationship, and you can’t cheat and expect it to work. Walking is the most accessible form of exercise you can opt for with no side effects. Why are you waiting for? Start walking from now onwards.
Health and fitness are essential things these days. Everyone on this globe has witnessed this fact in the era of pandemics. Those who are fit and healthy have very mild symptoms of Covid-19, but people with co-morbidities suffered a lot with severe symptoms.
Researchers found that those who took more steps in short spurts lived longer, regardless of how many steps they had in more extended, uninterrupted bouts. Compared to no daily steps, each initial increase of 1,000 steps per day was associated with a 28% decrease in death. A 32% decrease in death in participants took more than 2,000 steps daily in uninterrupted bouts. People who took 4,500 steps per day had a significantly lower risk of death.
4 Benefits of taking 10,000 steps a day besides weight loss
- It Strengthen your heart
Someone who gets 10,000 steps a day will have an enormous stroke value which means how much blood the heart pumps. A larger stroke volume is a sign of greater aerobic capacity, a sign of a strong heart. In this way you can control your blood pressure, cholesterol also.
- Body fat melts
People who exercise regularly can’t gain weight because their extra calories act as fuel compared to inactive people whose calories get stored in the liver or muscle as fat.
- Blood sugar is stabilized
The person who walks regularly has a much lower glucose and insulin response in their blood after a meal and is at a bay to type 2 diabetes.
- Can Improve your brain’s performance
The ability to learn new tasks, grow new brain cells, and stave off cognitive decline is aided by moderate daily exercise. Just one bout of exercise enhances the brain’s ability to reorganize, repair, and adapt to new situations. Aerobic exercise such as walking may also spur new cell growth in the hippocampus, the brain area that regulates emotions and memories.
I regularly take 10,000 steps daily and hence maintaining good health. I’m not taking any pills and motivating my husband and children to follow me.
If you are not in the habit of walking, no worries, start with 1,000 steps a day. Then slowly, you can increase your steps, and you will see the difference; within 15 days, you will reach up to 10,000 steps.
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