In today's world of technology when it comes to our health, it seems that we have grown accustom to using drugs in order to heal our bodies. The terrifying part about this is the fact that drugs themselves can actually be a catalyst to creating even more health problems.
What needs to be talked about more is how we can reduce the risk of many diseases naturally, before they occur.
A research conducted by the, "Archives of inside Medicine" showed that the amount of exercise we have in our daily lives is directly related to years lived without cardiovascular disease. Walking just 30 minutes a day can elongate our life by 1.3 years and add another 1.1 years of life devoid of heart disease. This reflects the study of those with low activity levels to those who walked at least 30 minutes per day.
Walking helps to prevent breast cancer. Walking 30 minutes per day can help to reduce your risk by 30%. Walking 45 minutes per day can help to reduce your risk by 45%.
Walking can help prevent and reduce depressions, diminish the levels of bone loss and in fact, walking is just one of those things that greatly help to decrease the risk of so many diseases, it's a long list to name them all.
Compare the differences between a river that is flowing at a steady speed to one that is sluggish or barely flowing at all.
The river that has a steady flow is full of life. It is clear and refreshing. The fish, the frogs, and the turtles along with all other creatures living in the water are flourishing as the water is fully aerated and fresh.
The river that is stagnant. Well, you can imagine the smell and the look of the water and the surroundings. A stagnating river is dying, as are all living things inside it. A stagnant river is gradually becoming more and more polluted due to the inability of movement, which over time can cause the river to die.
This is a good illustration of how our bodies work. When we incorporate daily exercise in our lives, we are helping our bodies rid itself of many things that will initiate it to stagnate.
Walking increases our blood flow as our hearts beat faster. This activity promotes a healthful flow of fluids throughout our bodies and increases the ability to eliminate harmful toxins that build up in our bodies and promote disease.
Every day you do not walk, think about the stagnant river. Think of how that river water smells and how the water looks. Think of the dead fish and the decaying plants. Think of how that river is slowing dying.
Perhaps knowing that your river of life is growing stagnant inside you without a daily walk will be a motivating factor in helping you to find the time and energy to add it into your routine.
In the beginning, you may only be able to walk a few minutes per day. Take it slow and add more time to your walks as you build up the strength and staying power to do so.
And please remember to discuss your new walking routine with your physician if you have any doubts as to whether it is something you personally can do.
The next time someone asks you about this topic, you can give a little smile and provide him or her an informative answer.