30 minutes of walking a day is the minimum to maintain a healthy body.
Here are the good reasons to get started and some tips to optimize your daily efforts.
You may have the impression that the media harp on you all day long, but 30 minutes of daily walking are essential to stay healthy: it is particularly a question of fighting against cardiovascular diseases, osteoporosis, type 2 diabetes, cholesterol, and certain cancers (especially breast, colon and prostate cancers). Studies have shown that it is possible to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by 50%, and by 40 to 50% for colon cancer.
Thanks to the endorphin secretion during physical activity, you also fight against stress and gloom, which are also factors of illness. Moreover, between the ages of 30 and 65, we lose a third of our muscular strength: all the more reason not to let go.
All physical activity counts
Do you feel that it is difficult to block half an hour every day to go for a walk? Know that all your physical activities during the day also count: gardening, walking the dog or even cleaning. If that doesn’t seem like enough, consider taking the stairs instead of the elevator, getting off the bus one stop before yours, going out for a walk during your lunch break.
Divide the time
Note that it is better for your health to carry out these efforts by distributing them in slices of 30 minutes a day than to gather everything over 2 hours in one go. However, if you practice a slightly higher intensity sport such as jogging, you can divide the sessions into three one-hour sessions per week.
Walking 30 min/day protects your health