WalkingTo Improve Health
Fora long time, we have enjoyed the luxuries in our lives at the expenseof health. With the development of technology, the world has left usenjoying what is best for life and easily accessible. However, wecannot overlook the importance and contribution of the remotecontrol, riding lawn mowers, the automatic dishwashers, or the TV inone’s life.
Technology and health
Despitethe significance that these technologies have had on our lives,statistics show that they have also injected an inactive lifestyle tothe society. I want to urge everyone to wake up from the couch andstart walking. Walking will kick away the inactive, sluggishlifestyle and improve your health.
Age related statistics
Adultsare reported to spend between 15 to 18 hours watching TV in a week.Individuals lead an inactive lifestyle at the expense of theirhealth.
Statistics show that 40% of the normal leisure time is spent watching TV[ CITATION Car112 p 22 l 1033 ].
Research shows that 80% of the society complains of un-satisfaction from the watched TV shows[ CITATION Cam10 p 17 l 1033 ].
Researchershave suggested that the inactive life led by individuals has anegative impact on their mental and emotional state of mind.
Exercise and depression
Studiesshow that people in the present age are experiencing higher states ofdepression than witnessed during the 18thand 19thcentury when hard labour was considered normal.
Current eating habits
Currentlypracticed eating habits together with lack of exercise have beenidentified to be major contributors to death[ CITATION ull12 p 42 l 1033 ].
Nutritionistshave stated that our continuous consumption of food rich in fatsprovides high volumes of cholesterol in the blood, which results inblocking of the arteries.
The need to walk
Health benefits of walking
Fortunately,walking for 20 minutes at a relatively moderate pace, 3-4 times in aweek is a good exercise for both one’s mental and physical health[ CITATION McA08 p 38 l 1033 ].
Cost implications of walking
Walkingis an inexpensive exercise that will reduce one’s risk towardsheart disease. Walking will also improve one’s mental health.
Iurge you to walk, not only for physical and mental health but also toexplore the other unnoticed benefits.
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