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What Will Happen to Your Body If You Walk Every Day

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Walking is a totally free, easy exercise that requires little effort, and benefits not only your physical but also your mental well-being. If you’re looking for a simple yet very effective way of losing weight and improving your overall health, walking is something just for you. People who are physically active throughout their life are much less prone to this disease than those who have a more sedentary lifestyle. And that’s because they have more volume in their hippocampus, the part of the brain responsible for verbal memory and learning. A daily half-hour walk helps avoid serious problems, like coronary heart disease to name one, by lowering high blood pressure and cholesterol levels and improving blood circulation. Because of better-quality and deeper breathing, some symptoms associated with lung disease can show significant improvement thanks to walking. Muscle tone and weight loss is also totally achievable through simple walking. Find your optimal pace, but don’t break out into a jog. This sort of speed walking is low impact and doesn’t require any recovery time, which means no sore muscles to keep you from getting out and walking the next day. The Arthritis Foundation recommends at least 30 minutes of moderate walking a day to reduce pain, stiffness, and inflammation in the joints. Building strong bones will help you prevent osteoporosis and reduce bone loss. Walking contributes to better blood circulation within the spinal structures, pumping important nutrients into the soft tissues and improving posture and flexibility, both of which are vital for a healthy spine. A group of researchers at Iowa State University worked with hundreds of college students. Walking changed their mood for the better, even though no one warned them it could do so. If you still don’t feel motivated enough to start walking for your health, try joining a class or find a buddy who also wouldn’t mind getting all the benefits of walking. Another idea could be to hire a personal trainer. Music: https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music TIMESTAMPS Brain-boosting effect 0:45 Improved eyesight 1:44 Prevention of heart disease 2:47 Increased lung volume 3:14 Benefits for the pancreas 3:51 Improved digestion 4:23 Toned muscles 4:59 Sturdier bones and joints 5:45 Back pain relief 6:10 A calmer mind 7:04 Bonus: the FIT formula 8:00 SUMMARY -Walking prevents the early onset of dementia, reduces the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and improves your overall mental well-being by reducing stress and releasing endorphins. -Get on the road to improve vision and protect your eyes now from potential problems, such as glaucoma, in the future. -Walking is no less effective than running when it comes to the prevention of heart disease and stroke. -Walking is an aerobic exercise, which means that it increases oxygen flow in the bloodstream and helps eliminate toxins and waste, which is great for your lungs. -Walking for exercise is a surprisingly more effective way to prevent diabetes than running is. -Just half an hour of walking every day not only lowers the risk of developing colon cancer but also improves digestion and regulates bowel movements. -Just 10,000 steps a day can be just as effective as a full-blown workout at the gym, especially if you add some intervals or uphill walking. -Walking can provide more joint mobility, prevent the loss of bone density, and even reduce the risk of fractures. -Walking is a real life-saver for those who experience back pain during more challenging high-impact exercises. -Walking improves depression symptoms in patients with MDD, just imagine how easily it could help us cope with just feeling down or exhausted. -Keep in mind the FIT formula. It stands for Frequency (how often), Intensity (how fast), and Time (for how long). Subscribe to Bright Side : https://goo.gl/rQTJZz ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brightside/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brightgram/ 5-Minute Crafts Youtube: https://www.goo.gl/8JVmuC ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For more videos and articles visit: http://www.brightside.me/
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BRIGHT SIDE (14 days ago)
I love walking, guys! I walk 5 to 8 km (3 to 5 miles) a day. What about you?
The RealButcher (5 hours ago)
anime elite hahahahahhaahaahaaaa....
anime elite (5 hours ago)
I'm walking around my house every day hahaha
The RealButcher (1 day ago)
1 hour a day with the dogs in the woods. And to and fro the woods and at the house and the garden. No elevator.
Rebecca Black (1 day ago)
BRIGHT SIDE 10 km in a day
EH E (1 day ago)
@BRIGHT SIDE! I would walk for 30 minutes daily, 6 times a week. But now, I plan on doing it for 7 days, for 30 minutes. I've been slacking off recently. Better get back to it. Great video, BRIGHT SIDE! LIKED THIS VIDEO!
SmokinZen (40 minutes ago)
Walking is good but started affecting my knees so I took up bicycle riding which is fun.
Gavin King (2 hours ago)
i bet Wallace and Gromit walk every day
anime elite (5 hours ago)
But why when I'm walking my heart is hurting somtime my left left chest
Vannessia Harty (8 hours ago)
My 3ds tracks my steps.
Vannessia Harty (8 hours ago)
Walking is good for your heart.
chevrolet2044 (12 hours ago)
You will be. Just fine. I can tell........
Justin Hart (12 hours ago)
Walking is so 50 years ago
Bobby Papoutsis (13 hours ago)
I've been walking 6.2 miles a day, it certainly helps to keep me in shape but I wouldn't say that walking alone is good if you're overweight and are trying to lose weight.
Conservative Prosecutor (13 hours ago)
Requires little effort? Tell that to the 600 pounders who get winded walking a step!
Mark Kart (13 hours ago)
I walk every day 😂
Royalrosewolf (13 hours ago)
Anybody notice how very funny it looked at 4:03 when the dog spun around 4 times?? XD XD hahahahahaha that amused me big time.
Davy Vaes (14 hours ago)
The avatar needs some work I'd say (positive intented)
bandd1 (15 hours ago)
i usually walk when I am studying foreign language with pocasts. It works great for me
Uncle Sam (15 hours ago)
I walk about 15 miles a week. Not on flat surfaces either. I climb big hills and valleys. If it was all flat I could probably do a ton more. I’m 45 years old...I think I do pretty well considering I have had 2 back surgeries, RA in every joint, high BP. I actually have issues with my eyes cause of RA, Iritis. I’ve lost about 30% of my sight in my right eye cause of RA. But, I’m not overweight. 5’10 195 lbs. I drink tons of water and juices everyday. I drink more than I eat. It does help my back also, a lot. I just can’t do sit ups cause of the surgeries. That sucks but I don’t have a big belly thank god. When I get to a big hill I don’t look up at it. I put my head down and just power through it. Great video.
SkitzPitz (15 hours ago)
you walk everyday why did you make this video
Preye Ketebu-Brown (15 hours ago)
As a regular walker I can attest many of the.benefits listed. Its also exciting to learn of more. Am a daily 2-3hr late evening walker... So sweet, inspiring and refreshing for the best of night sleep!
MrSpqr84 (17 hours ago)
I walk to work, it's only a 20 min walk to and from but I have benefited from all of these points! Didn't even know it was from walking!
Lucky One (18 hours ago)
I used to be a mailman... is that the samething?
waddewel (23 hours ago)
Miles Cossey (1 day ago)
I love the claymation!
Colby Duggin (1 day ago)
That clay doctor tho weird af
Charter Hold (1 day ago)
I pace around my house for like hours every day. Does that count?
Debora Deborah (1 day ago)
How much calories do u burned for 30mins of walking if someone weights 220 pounds?
Luisa Walks (1 day ago)
i think i will sub some house work for an hour our side each day...beach walks are good too lol not a bad idea ofc i live in the carribeans so the weather is in favor...ty for the video something to truly consider and its free wow can't beat that cause i could never truly commit to a gym.....zzzzzzz
Lakpa Sherpa (1 day ago)
Science makes our life complicated
Sophia Lee (1 day ago)
I just ate some Cheetos
NixHarpinger (1 day ago)
I can tell you from personal experience and having dogs most of my life (meaning frequent long walks) that this is indeed mostly true. I never had any weight problems (tho' that's not just from walking a lot), I did retain a fair amount of muscle tone even when I stopped exercising for 6 months. I'm a smoker, yet my lungs are in much better condition than a lazy non-smoker living in a big city. Thankfully, I hardly ever get ill for longer than a day. And even-though I sit down for longer periods of time almost every day I only rarely get any back pain. The thing about height is probably BS tho'.
dedf15 (1 day ago)
for 4 years i walked almost every day an average of 2-4 miles. i have reduced my portion to control how many more calories i take in each day. and i have gained roughly 20 pounds since then.
Sheri Anderson (1 day ago)
I totally support walking and have for years now and do a daily walk at least 30 minutes or more a day, just love it and it's kept me off prescription drugs of any kind.
MrPartySack (1 day ago)
According to the thumbnail, walking daily makes you lose your arms.
Sharlina Ahmed (1 day ago)
Does walking prevent AIDS too?
Pawel Huszcza (2 days ago)
Totally, I can attest! The more I walk, the better I look and feel :D
I walk 5-6 times a week for a list 1 hour and I hate it but I have a phobia to drive so there's that.
Dixie Deckenheart (2 days ago)
That's good to know
Cole Halford (2 days ago)
Walking is Freaking Awesome Dr. Zoidberg!
budfr (2 days ago)
free but you also need weights for strength and muscle tone...walking won´t do it...
Rheanon Jasmyne (2 days ago)
I used to be able to walk a lot, but sadly I now have 2 herniated discs, sciatica down my left leg, arthritis, and other problems. Unfortunately I can't even go to the grocery store without having problems, by the time I get home my back, legs and hips are killing me. So # 2 NO it doesn't help ME!
Brenda Wendorf (2 days ago)
I have been walking 12 to 22 thousand steps a day for years nothing that great has happened for me
J (2 days ago)
I walk all the time mostly because of public transport is bad. Sometimes late Buses smell sometimes The prices are steep
Sjamaan22 (2 days ago)
if there a difference if u work and walk inside or walk outside?
rapanuja03 (2 days ago)
it is a truth, I walking from few months and I feel better :)
Danielle Guthrie (2 days ago)
I agree with this video! I suffer from lower back pain and the only thing that really helps is a solid, brisk walk. I have to walk every other day at least to keep it at bay. But I don't mind because I love any excuse to get outside and moving. Back pain, boo! Walking, yay!
blockmasterscott (2 days ago)
I actually started walking today because im 51 and getting stiff. I actually feel good.
S Biegs (2 days ago)
Walk and eat the right food. Some people in this comment section. Good God.
no entry (2 days ago)
*American have to walk to make their body fit and make food easy digested no wonder we Africa have to walk the same distance looking for food and water* 👐👐👐👐👐👐👐👐👐
jamesstevens623 (2 days ago)
I feel like I dwell in a mental asylum construction at front door daily dogs barking 24/7 peace an quiet is a fantasy I take a adorable friend go for walk an it all seems better til I get back
Daniel Hanson (3 days ago)
I walk every day from my bed to the fridge.. and when I run out of food I walk to my car to go grocery shopping for more food
I respect your mom (3 days ago)
Everyone walks everyday tho unless your in a wheelchair (no offense)
Manish Tripathi (3 days ago)
I walk 40 mins a day!
DatCarGuy310 (3 days ago)
What about biking 3-4 times a week? Can someone explain how would it go?
reim sterio (3 days ago)
I check my healthness by samsung health . And atleast I walk as 10000 steps a day
Leo De Stino (3 days ago)
Walking and playing Ingress and Pokemon Go at the same time :P
Tom Sawyers (3 days ago)
I hear people say I'm joining a gym and I say why don't you start by walking. I love to walk with my dogs.
stpallidin (3 days ago)
I walk 1,017 miles a year, 3.25 miles 6 days a week walking to work for the past 3 years....no matter the weather!
G.J. Akuo (3 days ago)
i take over 10,000 steps every day at work at wal mart XD XD
Johnny Rebel (3 days ago)
i only walk 2% of the day i think my legs are dying
Jeffery Somerville (3 days ago)
Recently started walking 30 minutes a day. I didn't know all the benefits of walking, but I did notice my posture seems to have improved since I started walking. In addition, I burn off some of that coffee I drink in the morning! Ha ha
Corina Simpson (3 days ago)
I walk an hour every day, it does nothing for the weight.
Devin Mathis (3 days ago)
I walk miles on battlefield 1
goingshort (3 days ago)
I pace while day trading during the week. That alone gets me 5000 steps. Then I go for a walk (3 miles). On the weekend it's 18,000 steps a day.
John Kaboom (3 days ago)
I love walking in FPS games I play... i do like 20 km in a jungle shooting enemies!
rmbeavers (3 days ago)
Thumbs up for Kickboxer!
totallyjonesin (3 days ago)
Great, it is a 15 minute walk to the bar, yay.
Amy Proctor (3 days ago)
I go to the gym for the elliptical. How does it compare to just walking? I tend to maintain a heart rate of 170 (it fluctuates) and couldn't hold a conversation because of breathing. The video said you should be able to walk and hold a conversation. What is the benefit of that? I'm trying to increase my depth of breathing and endurance, as well as lose weight. So the take away from the video seems to be that normal paced walking is optimal, but isn't it healthier to eventually pick up the pace? I'm trying to do what's best for my body.... I'm 51. Thoughts on the elliptical vs. walking?
i lost 30lbs walking to work everyday!
Walking every day many years and no effect...
Fistagon777 (4 days ago)
swimming is better, for your joints and over all health
Zack Wilson (4 days ago)
Letter carriers must be healthy af then lol
Leo Mariscal (4 days ago)
1.1k crossfitters and gym owners didn't like this video
Prenchina (4 days ago)
I walk an average of 10k a day..
# 1 (4 days ago)
Why walk when you can crab walk
VladR1024 (4 days ago)
The best way to guarantee to walk every day is to get a dog. It won't matter if it's thunderstorm or blizzard, or 3pm or 3 am. You just gotta go :) Coldest in winter here was - 40F, couldn't get her home before walking for at least an hour outside. My Husky gets me out 4-6 times a day, up to 3.5 hrs of walking a day. Plus, walking a Husky is an additional exercise for the upper body due to the leash- in our neighbourhood, there's several deer families, dozen rabbits to chase, huge group of ducks to chase into the river and of course cats. Never a dull moment walking a Husky :)
kvdgadj (4 days ago)
What about older's people;s.
Spankie Barnes (4 days ago)
I have an habit of walking when on my phone.
James Ross (4 days ago)
Thank you for posting this, I jogged when I was younger but eventually was forced to quit and start walking  by a Dr. who also told me walking was just as beneficial to my heart.  I don't get the coveted  runners high of course, but I found these benefits interesting, and wonder how much lower my health and wellness levels would be  if I didn't walk as much as I do. BTW, for those who may not know, I recently found out about a program called Silver Sneakers that is available to us seniors under some insurance plans. What this means is I now have a lifetime free Gym membership at, so far, 2 local and one world wide Gym. I never dreamed a Gym would be so inspiring.... and addictive. Hopefully someone who reads this will discover their insurance covers Silver Sneakers to.
dominic Stokes (4 days ago)
I don't have a car so i have no choice but to walk which makes me feel even more motivated to walk i don't care if anybody tells me that i need to stop walk they need to do it there self
Anti-American Media (4 days ago)
No pain no gain.
keon the best 546 (4 days ago)
If you don't walk that's hard to do that
TheCosmicchild (4 days ago)
I love the premise of the video, but why is just about everyone shown running rather than walking....it’s sending confusing mixed messages about which form of exercise is actually more beneficial.
Justin N (4 days ago)
Anyone use the Samsung health app and if so are the steps accurate?
freakinduck (4 days ago)
I'm sure this is really important and informative, but this video is so boring.
Sahil k (4 days ago)
I walk 3 kilometers every day from home to university
Roberto Linares (4 days ago)
I’d rather run, but actually, what about jumping the rope 30 minutes a day?
Dwellceller (4 days ago)
I've stopped running because of arthritis in my feet. Walking is okay so i try to walk 30-50 mins each day...
John Grytbakk (4 days ago)
Love walking. Always have.
I love walking too! Keep walking!
83bigrickyb (4 days ago)
I do step counter s and challenge myself all the time
Vikingdescendent (5 days ago)
Don't think about it, just do it! I average 230 km per month for years. Out every day rain, snow or sun. I feel great mentally and physically!
so shall i show that video to my wheelchair brother?
Dman Smith (5 days ago)
The title needs to be corrected. I walk everytime I go to the bathroom.
Wil Saint (5 days ago)
I only ever see overweight people out walking.
Modest Gunn (5 days ago)
I walk everyday in the kitchen to get some chicken!
Leigh Ashley-Smith (5 days ago)
i walk everyday to school and back so like 40min
Selinor578 (5 days ago)
Hands up anyone here who DOESN'T walk every day.
allis well (5 days ago)
Johnny walker lived a good life but he used to drink afterwards too.... was it the walk or the scotch that gave a good health... confused.. thanks .. ill try walking and check ...
Richard Watson (5 days ago)
i've been walking 6 miles every couple of days for years now , i'm not going to tell you i enjoy it though , would rather have a Car
Schanellica Nell (5 days ago)
So true my dad started walking when he was 18 and he is now 65 and he is the most healthiest and most fit person I know he gotta get a walk in almost everyday
Ali Mirza (5 days ago)
Can weight be added, in a rucksack to increase intensity ...
Chicago Born (5 days ago)
I've always loved walking. Now I track my steps.
Wynn Ni (5 days ago)
I like how the creator of Walace and Grommit is now making health videos

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