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Walking Your Way to Better Health: The Surprising Benefits of a Simple Activity

couple walking the dogWalking is a simple and accessible form of exercise that can have a profound impact on your overall health. A recent study published in Nature Medicine looked at data from over 6,000 participants and found that increasing the number of steps taken each day was associated with a reduction in the risk of obesity, sleep apnea, GERD, and major depression. The study found that even taking as few as 8,200 steps per day could have protective effects, though hitting the often-recommended 10,000 steps per day is even better.

The benefits of walking don’t stop at adulthood, either. Another study found that even a single, short bout of moderate-intensity walking could improve cognition and attention in preadolescents. The study, which involved just twenty 9-10 year-olds, found that a 20-minute walk before an exam was associated with improved accuracy and performance. This is just one example of the many ways that movement can have positive effects on academic success.

It’s up to each of us to take control of our health and make walking a part of our daily routine. Educating ourselves and those around us about the benefits of walking is an important step in promoting a healthier, happier lifestyle. So, lace up your sneakers and take a walk today! Your body (and mind) will thank you.

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