Walking… the ‘New Wonder Drug’

Walking is the closest thing we have to a wonder drug,” says Thomas Friedman, the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States(May 29, 2017).

Adjunct Professor John G Kelly the CEO of the Australian Heart Foundation said, “I’ve been thinking about my favourite medical ‘miracle treatment’. It doesn’t tend to make headlines. Yet the results, for those who embrace it, can be life-changing.” (March 25, 2018)

“The ‘wonder drug’ I’m talking about, is walking. Because it’s free and requires neither a doctor’s prescription nor special clothing or equipment, it is often underestimated as a treatment.”

The latest research by the Harvard Medical School shows that sitting may be more harmful to your health than smoking. Getting up off the couch and going for a walk can support you in managing stress and it also reduces the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Evidence shows that walking for an average of 30 minutes a day can lower the risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes by 30 to 40 per cent. Brisk walking for 30 minutes a day, five days a week, has been shown to increase life expectancy by up to three years. Brisk walking also helps reduce blood pressure and can help manage weight and cholesterol problems.

New research suggests that a pace of about 100 steps per minute qualifies as brisk walking for many people.

Although you’ve likely been walking since you were about one year old, there are specific techniques that can help you avoid injuries, make walking more enjoyable, and increase the health benefits of walking.

Walking for Health book from the Harvard Medical School reveals:

  • Why short walks may be better for lowering blood pressure
  • How to ease the pain of “shin splints”
  • Why the best time to stretch is after your walk
  • The type of shoes that are more likely to make your knees ache
  • The simple way to avoid blisters
  • How “interval walking” can help you reap more health benefits in less time
  • The amount of walking needed to increase the part of your brain that’s critical for memory

As a stress buster, walking in a park, in the bush, by a river or on the beach has other health benefits that takes us to a different space mentally and emotionally. Mother nature can have a wonderful soothing effect on our being and built up stress can easily just melt away.

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