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For many of us, getting up and remaining active in the last year has been difficult. Where we may once have had a regular gym routine, we now take part in at-home workouts or we don’t exercise at all. Unfortunately, there are many risk factors associated with not exercising regularly.[1] Additionally, health issues are also often linked with sedentary lifestyles.[2] If you’re looking for a way to improve your overall health, however, there is good news: There are many benefits to walking every day.

Morning Walking Benefits Physical and Mental Health

The benefits of walking every day are plentiful. However, if you’re looking to start your day off right and get your health back on track, taking a morning walk is an ideal place to start. While many doctors lead patients to believe that physical exercise requires vigorous effort for physical and mental improvements, patients often see results with activities such as a casual 30-minute walk.

Most importantly, walking helps improve heart health. Other benefits include a decrease in the risk of Type 2 diabetes and improved muscular strength.[3] Additionally, providers at Brevard Health Alliance have found that simple walks are an excellent way to reduce stress, especially amid quarantine and isolation periods.

Taking Advantage of the Benefits of Walking Every Day

We at Brevard Health Alliance suggest that you should partake in at least one hour of walking or similar exercise daily. If you have questions or would like more detailed information regarding the long-term benefits of walking every day, we encourage you to contact us. We look forward to helping you on your journey to better health.





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