Walking is your Best Medicine
We all know that walking is good for us but did you know that it can actually have anti-aging effects and it can also help repair old DNA? If you walk regularly, from as little as 20 minutes a day, you could even add between 3 and 7 years to your life! The great thing is that it works, whatever age you start.
Studies have found that walking for two or more miles a day can reduce your chances of being hospitalised by an episode of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease by about half.
Others have found the daily walking could reduce your risk of stroke (in men) over the age of 60 by as much as 1/3 if you walk for an hour or two and it doesn’t matter how fast or slow you go. By walking for 3 hours a day, the risk is cut by 2/3.
Not only this though, walking triggers the release of your body’s good mood and pain killing endorphins and the more you walk, the better your mood will be.
It also helps you to sleep, improve joint health, circulation and could reduce your risk of breast and colon cancers.
Walking may also:
Reduce the risk of coronary heart disease
Improve blood pressure and blood sugar levels
Improve blood lipid profile
Maintain body weight and lower the risk of obesity
Enhance mental well being
Reduce your risk of osteoporosis
Reduce your risk of non-insulin dependent (type 2) diabetes.
What better way to walk for health than walking with Tuscany Walking. Here we walk at your own pace and walkers of all ages and abilities are welcome. We will either group you with people of similar walking experience and or fitness, or we will have two groups walking at different levels.
Here in Italy, you will also eat healthily with the Mediterranean diet using fresh locally produced food. You can also learn about life here past and present as well as walking through the truly beautiful scenery in this un-commercialised part of Italy.