The benefits of walking 30 minutes a day

Written by: Top Doctors®
Published: | Updated: 12/02/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Walking around 30 minutes a day entails important benefits for our health. Thanks to that half hour of fast walk we achieve a better cardiovascular health reducing the chances of suffering a myocardial infarction, diabetes, cerebrovascular accidents and arterial hypertension.

WHO Recommendation

Just 30 minutes a day, that's what the World Health Organization recommends to maintain a healthy and active life. However, a study conducted by the WHO itself shows that only 55% of the world's population walks during the advised daily half hour .

Not only the duration of the exercise is not enough, but data from the study presented by the European Heart Network (EHN) , show that in countries such as the United States and the United Kingdom, people travel much more slowly than in developing countries where most of the population does walk 30 minutes a day and, moreover, does so at an energetic pace.

One of the main problems is that the population is not aware of the time they spend walking and, when they do, they do not worry about following a good rhythm but rather they choose to walk. The recommendation is to set a course and force us to do it every day at a good pace. "Consciousness is the first step for a healthy heart. Pay attention to how much walking should be as simple as seeing what we eat, "said the director of the World Heart Federation , Dr. Kathryn Taubert.

Those people who are aware of how much they walk have a great advantage when it comes to improving their health. In this line, the WHO study indicates that those who use pedometers that allow them to keep track of their rhythm increase their physical activity by more than 25%, thus achieving important benefits for their body.

Benefits of walking
Walking 30 minutes a day is an acceptable challenge that brings many benefits to our health 

More life expectancy

If we do not want to walk, there are no excuses. Just do some activity that activates the organism. The key is to spend at least 15 minutes of our day to day physical exercise. In this way we will drastically reduce the risk of suffering from cardiovascular diseases, which translates into a longer life expectancy. In fact there are many studies that defend that performing moderate physical exercise every day is equivalent to three more years of life.

 

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Adult Cardiology

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