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Walking is very beneficial to many aspects of our health and well-being. Regarding sounder, deeper sleep resulting from taking walks, studies at the University of Arizona have found that walking more than six blocks a day at a normal pace significantly improves sleep at night for women.
Scientists suspect that walking helps to set our biological clock into a consistent sleep pattern. Walking can also help increase “endorphins”, which are protein-like chemicals made in the brain that can have a relaxing effect, a pain-relieving effect, and can also reduce stress and increase well-being.
Exercise such as walking may also be one of the most effective ways to reduce menopause symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, and heart symptoms, according to a study from the Annals (Journal) of Behavioral Medicine.
For those of us who work in an office, its important to stand up and stretch and take breaks to walk around at least once an hour to keep things moving and healthy in the body. These walking breaks are important for muscle and bone health, as well as for the heart and other organs. Better yet, go outside and get a new view of things before settling back down to work in the front of the computer!
Check out the chart below for the twelve best benefits of walking. Go out and have some fun with your walks. Walk with friends. Try to go out on different routes and see different things. You’ll be glad you did!
Best of health,
Maker of the Effective Natural Sleep Aid Sleep Minerals II
This health information is provided by Nutrition Breakthroughs, maker of the effective natural sleep aid Sleep Minerals II