4 things you learn after walking daily for 30 minutes

Since the nineteenth century and until a few decades ago, walking in a city was a thoughtful and useful act. It even came to be thought of as artistic. Walking is not only an act that takes us from point A to point B. Thanks to our imagination and what we have built on it, it is also a way of existing, of inhabiting the world.

"You can walk down the street without thinking, leaving your mind adrift, letting your legs, with their internal memory, take you everywhere, according to the map of your own thoughts. The physical town, replaced by an imaginary city ", reflects the journalist and essayist Greil Marcus.

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To walk is to think of us as machines, as animals, in feeling our body moving with the world and feeling the movement of the world through us. Unfortunately today we have reached extremes in which 40% of adults do not walk more than necessary to exist. He moves a little in their houses, walks to the car, climbs the elevator to his office and sits in his cubicle and then returns the same way and has moved his legs less than a kilometer on that day.

Science has told us, walking for at least 30 minutes a day can have excellent health benefits, but also for the mind. These are some things you can learn by doing.

Improve your mood

Unlike running, walking does not tire you immediately. Actually, your mood improves from the first day and soon it becomes even a necessity. There is something special about moving your legs, traveling distances and returning to your home without having to think about anything else. Specifically, walking allows you to release endorphins that help you feel happy and relaxed. For this reason, many people with depression or anxiety find in the walk an escape from the chronic sadness that afflicts them.

Discover new things

Walking allows you to see what is around you, surely everything that is close to your home may seem familiar, but when you walk around it, without thinking about reaching a specific point, the things that may have been there for years appear as if they were new.

Fight diseases

Walking for half an hour, at a steady pace without stopping, reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke up to 27%. It helps control high blood pressure, reduces bad cholesterol, reduces the risk of some types of cancer and of suffering type II diabetes.

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Take care of your figure

This is a bit obvious and you can say that running or going to the gym is better, but if you walk 30 minutes a day you accelerate your metabolism and digest the food much better. In addition, the activity tones up your muscles, so you will soon begin to notice that not only does your body feel much better than before, but it also looks better.

Life is not spending two hours a day in a car stuck in traffic, nor is it to see the same streets and walls at 80 kilometers per hour without feeling that you live the moment. Walking places you in the here and now, forces you to feel aware of your body and what is around you.

Would you try walking 30 minutes a day?

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