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Walking

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10 good reasons to take a walk

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Walking 3 times a week for 30 minutes or more can really improve your overall cardio-respiratory fitness and could help keep you fit.

You don't need to buy a ticket to walk.

Walking 3 times a week for 30 minutes or more has been shown to reduce feelings of depression by 47%.

Researchers found that women who walk for 1.5 hours a week were more intelligent and stayed smarter longer than those who walked for less than 40 minutes a week.

Walking is easy to fit around other activities in your life. Three 10-minute walks a day are as good at reducing body fat as one 30-minute walk.

Walking to school helps you get your mind ready for the day. Walking home from school helps you unwind. Thinking about problems as you walk can help you work them out.

Research indicates that people who walk more have less chance of developing many types of cancer.

Walking can be a relaxing way to spend time with friends. Walk to town and you'll see more of the world around you than if you're in a car or public transport.

Walking can decrease your risk of a heart attack by 35–50%.

Walking regularly keeps your joints flexible so you're less likely to injure them as you age. It also reduces the bone weakness women experience after the menopause.


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