12 Worthwhile Benefits of Walking

12 Worthwhile Benefits of Walking

Call it a walk, pace, hike, trek, or stroll. If you're looking for a way to get more active - it delivers. Beneficial for both the mind and body, walking as a form of exercise contributes to an united well-being.

There are a lot of recommendations on how much you should walk... Or how fast you should walk... Or what you should do when you walk... But we only recommend that your walk is enjoyable, safe, and encourages the practice.

Here are 12 proven benefits that come from walking. Each one links to an article that's more in-depth with sources. But we'll give you just the highlights so you can spend less time reading and more time walking!

Walking Improves:

  1. Sleep Quality (fall asleep faster, stay asleep)
  2. Digestion (speeds up process)
  3. Mood (especially in nature or with company)
  4. Heart Health and Circulation
  5. Memory and Learning
  6. Creativity and Problem-solving
  7. Bone Density (over time)
  8. Life Expectancy
  9. Balance
  10. Joint Health
  11. Immune Function
  12. Symptoms of Diabetes

Remember, the more times you walk - the more these benefits pile up!

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