In some cases walking can be more effective than running. Scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California, found that brisk walking reduces the risk of heart disease more effectively than running. They observed participants aged between 18 and 80 over a six-year period and found that walking reduced the risk of heart disease by 9.3%, while running reduced it by 4.5%. Just 30 minutes a day can make a difference in your health.
The best part about walking is you can do it at any age or fitness level. It is great to do alone, with a friend or as a group. Add in some scenery, parks and trails so you can see the beauty that grows around you. Doing this will enrich, refresh and renew your mind, body and soul.
Walking has great benefits for people with problems sleeping. Walking 30 minutes per day for 5 days a week can help you sleep better at night. So grab a friend, your dog and go for that walk. Let us know if it helps you feel and sleep better.