"Our increasingly sedentary lifestyle is literally killing us," says podiatrist Parminder Jagur, DPM. "Human beings were made to move. We are hardwired to walk and run. If you hold a baby as young as two months old upright with their feet on a flat surface, they will lift one foot and then the other. This involuntary 'walking reflex' is innate in us. Because walking comes so naturally to us, we tend to take it for granted.
|Dr. Parminder Jagur
"Studies show that a 30-minute walk offers astounding benefits. Not only does it reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, but it also improves blood pressure, lowers risk of obesity, builds stronger bones, strengthen muscles, supports joints, slows mental decline, improves sleep, and enhances mental well-being," said Dr. Jagur.
Source: Market Insider [10/27/18]
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
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