1. Walking strengthens your heart
Reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke by walking regularly. It is great heart exercise, reducing bad cholesterol, increasing good cholesterol. The Stroke Association says that a brisk daily 30-minute walk helps to control the high blood pressure that causes strokes.
2. Walking lowers disease risk
A regular walking habit slashes the risk of type 2 diabetes by around 60 percent, and you are 20 percent less likely to develop cancer of the colon, breast, or womb with an active hobby such as walking.
3. Walking helps you lose weight
You will burn around 75 calories simply by walking at 2mph for 30 minutes. Raise that to 3mph and it is 99 calories, while 4mph is 150 calories which is equivalent to three Jaffa cakes and a jam doughnut! Work that short walk into your daily routine and you will shed the pounds in no time
4. Walking prevents dementia
Older people who walk six miles or more per week are more likely to avoid brain shrinkage and preserve memory. Since dementia affects one in 14 people over 65 and one in 6 over 80, that’s a pretty good idea.