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What Happens To Your Body When You Just Walk For 15 Minutes Every Day?

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Whether you are someone who loves taking long walks or not, surely you would know it by now that walking is an extremely healthy habit.

However, the question is, do you make it a point to walk every day? If yes, then good for you! You are on the right track to staying healthy.

If no, then you might want to start incorporating at least a few minutes of walking into your daily routine.

Any form of an exercise, when practiced on a regular basis, can do wonders to your health and prevent you from being affected by certain disorders!

However, due to lack of time or interest, we do not have a regular exercise routine, therefore, this habit can lead to conditions like obesity and other metabolic disorders.

The human body needs to be active in order to keep the metabolic rate going good and healthy, for which exercise is very essential.

Even simple stretches, yoga poses and walking short distances can help you a lot!

Have a look at some of the health benefits that 15 minutes of walking every day can have on your body!


1. Improves Your Mood

Walking for 15 minutes can stimulate the production of serotonin in the brain, which is a hormone that can instantly put you in a better mood!


2. Makes You More Creative

A 15-minute walk has the ability to improve the blood flow to your brain and keep your frontal lobe of the brain active, thereby making you more creative.


3. Reduces Allergies

A research study has claimed that walking for 15 minutes on a daily basis can reduce allergies to a considerable extent, as walking helps reduce inflammations in the body.


4. Improves Metabolic Rate

A 15-minute walk has the ability to boost your metabolic rate, thus aiding in weight loss and preventing diseases like diabetes.


5. Longer Life

Yes, a study has found that people who walk every day, for at least 15 minutes, tend to live longer, as there are lesser chances of them developing diseases.


6. Slows Down Ageing

Walking for 15 minutes or more is said to increase the length of the telomeres, which are the parts of our DNA that shorten as we age, thereby keeping us looking younger!


7. Reduces Pain

A mere 15-minute walk, on a regular basis, has the ability to reduce minor pains in our body, as this activity helps in the production of endorphins in the body.

Read more about: walking, diet, exercise, weight loss
Story first published: Friday, July 29, 2016, 14:00 [IST]
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