We all know the power of a good stroll, but what if we told you that the key to a longer, healthier life could be within reach with just 4,000 steps a day? Yes, you read that right. The latest research, hot off the press from the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, unveils a fascinating truth: the path to vitality might be simpler than we ever imagined!
“It doesn’t matter what field you’re talking about – beating somebody else just doesn’t do it for me. I’m much more interested in whether I reach the goals that I set for myself, so in this sense long-distance running is the perfect fit for a mindset like mine,” renowned Japanese writer Haruki Murakami wrote in his memoir, titled: What I talk about when I talk about running.
For one, walking is known to greatly improve your mental health and your mood. Secondly, it will also help you lose calories and maintain a healthy weight, as walking daily can increase your metabolism. Walking is also known to alleviate joint pain as well as make your heart healthier. Think about all the aunties and uncles you know that speed walk every day at their favourite park — for some reason, they are always incredibly fit and healthy (hint: the reason is probably all that walking!).
A walkable city prioritises pedestrians over motorised vehicles in urban planning.
Walking can be an effective and accessible way for post-menopausal women to improve their heart health according to new US research, which finds that walking for at least 40 minutes several times per week could reduce the risk of heart failure.