Saturday, 31 March 2012

* What are the benefits of walking? *

  • It burns calories
  • It can help towards maintaining a healthy weight
  • It helps to boost your metabolism
  • It helps to reduce body fat
  • It boosts your energy levels
  • It strengthens your legs
  • It helps to strengthen the immune system
  • It improves your circulation
  • It lowers your blood pressure
  • It helps to prevent and control diabetes
  • It promotes positive mental health, including higher levels of self-esteem
  • It helps you to manage stress and release tension
  • It helps to improve the ability to fall asleep quickly and sleep well
  • It may motivate your children to walk more if that’s what they see you doing and provides an activity to share with family members and friends
  • It can be done almost anywhere
  • It’s more environmentally friendly than driving
  • It’s free