Unknown Benefits of Walking


One of the experts at, Dyt. Dilara Süngü Bulut talked about the health benefits of walking.

dit. Bulut talked about walking: “As a result of these physiological adaptations in the muscles with regular exercise; joint control and stabilization improves by increasing muscle tone and strength. Tolerance to physical activity takes a long time, condition and endurance develop. As a more sedentary life is started in advanced ages, decreases in total muscle mass and muscle strength begin. There is also a decrease in the aerobic capacity of the muscles. By increasing balance and coordination with regular exercise, body posture is maintained and spinal health is preserved.

Obesity is a public health problem threatening the whole world. A sedentary lifestyle poses a risk to obesity and indirectly to diseases such as coronary heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, and stroke. To maintain a healthy weight or to lose weight, it is not enough to reduce the amount of calories in the diet, physical activity is also necessary to maintain a healthy weight and burn energy. Adults should get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity per week. Exercise helps regulate blood sugar by increasing glucose tolerance and insulin action in people with diabetes. With regular exercise, the use of glucose, which is formed as a result of the digestion of food, by the muscle tissues is accelerated and blood sugar is regulated. In diabetic patients, weight control is achieved with the help of energy spent with exercise.

In addition to all these, walking also reduces symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress. Dyt said that thanks to the endorphin hormone secreted from the pituitary gland during the walk, the person's sense of pleasure improves. Cloud continues:

“Walking awakens self-confidence and increases perseverance. Endorphin hormone helps you get rid of family problems and professional worries. For this reason, you should definitely include sports in your life and make walking a habit.”