• Corinne Mclardy Smith

The importance of walking an hour a day

Sometimes finding the motivation to get out for a walk can be hard. However in this blog I will give you just some of the excellent health reasons to get out there and get moving.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) inactivity is the 4th highest cause of mortality, approximately 3.2 million a year.

Bellow are some of the health issues that walking daily helps to reduce:

  • Type 2 diabetes

  • High blood pressure

  • Coronary heart disease

  • Stroke

  • Depression

  • Some cancers

  • Joints and back pain

If finding an hour a day to get out walking seems a bit daunting then don't worry. Evidence shows that breaking it down and maybe going for 4 or 5 shorter brisk walks can have the same positive impact on your health.

If you finding walking boring then maybe consider listening to an audio book or podcast.

Bellow is the link to the WHO page about inactivity and also a very good short YouTube video By a Dr Evans about the general health and the importance of walking.

23 and 1/2 hours: What is the single best thing we can do for our health? - YouTube

Physical inactivity (who.int)

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