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Walk Your Way To Good Health

Updated | March 25, 2017 01:58 IST

Walking will melt the pounds, tone your limp bits and leave you on an emotional high. However this form of the exercise, which is designed to become the fitness trend of 2007, does not require a gym membership or a personal trainer. All you have to do is walk.

There is much evidence regarding the benefits of walking. Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh recently revealed that overweight people who walked vigorously for 30 to 60 minutes per day lost weight, even if they did not change other lifestyle habits.

Another American study found that people who walked at least four hours a week had less weight (an average of nine pounds less) than couch potatoes when they got older. Last year, researchers at the University of Colorado found that regular walking helped prevent peripheral arterial disease (affecting blood flow in the legs and causing leg pain in one fifth of elderly people).

Researchers at the Medical School of the University of Massachusetts found that people who went for a walk every day had 25 percent less colds than those who were sedentary.

Because walking is a weight-lifting exercise, it can also help prevent bone disease from osteoporosis.

The best of all benefit of walking is that it makes you feel good. Research has shown a brisk walk two to three times per week has know to lift the mood of people suffering from depression. So what are you waiting for, keep aside your mobile and remote control and get up from the couch and go and walk in the fresh air.