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5 Easy Ways to Radically Improve Your Health

Updated: Apr 20, 2021

You don’t need to sweat to get fit.

Head out for a ten-minute stroll three times a day. Yes, you read that right. You do not need to working up a sweat to improve your health and longevity. There is no need to change into workout clothes or ruin your recent blow-out. Just put on some comfortable shoes, and away you go.

A 1975 Finland same-sex twin cohort study of 7925 healthy men and 7977 healthy women tested the effect of walking thirty minutes a day at least six times per month on health. (1)

The doctors discovered that twins who regularly walked were 56% less likely to die during the twenty-year study than their inactive twin. (1)

Even after factoring in genetics and environmental elements, walking was associated in the twin study with significantly reduced mortality. (1)

How are you going to fit walking into your day?

Brainstorm ideas of how you can incorporate three ten-minute intervals of walking into your routine. Can you grab your coffee and drink it with colleagues on a walk around the block?

Do you have some phone calls to make? Grab your phone and head outside for a walk while you talk on the go. If you aren’t able to leave your work building, you can always climb the flights of stairs for ten minutes.

Are you meeting a colleague to review the status of a project? Take her with you and discuss points as you walk. Take audio notes that convert to text.

Do you generally talk over the day with your kids or husband when you get home?

You could make a habit out of taking a family walk every night through your neighborhood after dinner. Do you meet friends for a glass of wine after work? Propose to go for a ten-minute walk through a scenic park or along a waterfront before you enjoy drinks together.

By going out for just a ten-minute ramble around the block three times a day, you will be radically improving your health.

By evaluating eighteen high standard studies, two scientists, University College London, analyzed the impact of walking on 459,833 cardiovascular free participants over the course of 11.3 years. (2) The results are shocking.

Walking 5.5 miles a week cut the risk of cardiovascular events by 31% and of dying during the study by 32%. (2) Walking can do more than reduce your risk of dropping dead of a heart attack.

Walking thirty minutes a day, five days a week, can improve your cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, and inflammation. (3) Even if you walk for just 21 minutes a day, you can decrease your risk of heart disease by 30%, according to Harvard Medical School. (3)

Perhaps you aren’t worried about grasping your heart and falling to the floor anytime soon.

Walking will improve your health in immediate ways as well.

Walking will loosen the muscles in your legs and back, which will release tension built up from sitting for hours. Getting up and moving will improve blood flow so that you will return to your desk or life with more of a glow. Sitting down and focusing on your work will come easier after a ten-