100 Reasons Posted on 03/29/201804/02/2018 by Walk with a Doc That’s right, 300 new Walks means 1 million extra years ofStaying in your pajamas all day(Awesome Thing #554Walk with a Doc NewsletterGood morning! Today we offer up our updated ‘100 Reasons to Walk’.All of these are hyperlinked. Thank you for subscribing.100 Benefits of Walking1. Reduces blood pressure2. Lowers cholesterol3. Increase high-density lipoprotein (HDL or “good” cholesterol)4. Reduces heart attacks (by 86% combined with other factors)5. Increases efficiency of heart 6. Makes our heart muscle stronger7. Lowers heart rate8. Strengthens lungs9. Improves respiratory function10. Improves cardiovascular endurance and performance11. Provides more oxygen to body, including organs and muscles12. Provides more nutrient supply to the body13. Reduces strokes 14. Helps to alleviate varicose veins and varicose vein pain15. Increases your metabolism16. Prevents blood clots17. Makes digestion more efficient18. Treats Fibromyalgia19. Reduces chances for colon cancer20. Strengthens and develops muscles21. Increases efficiency of muscles22. Benefits joints due to stronger muscles23. Helps maintain cartilage health in the joints24. Eases muscular tension 25. Alleviates back problems26. Increases muscle flexibility and agility27. Improves speed of muscle contraction and reaction time28. Treats acne29. Burns up and removes toxins from body30. Increases blood flow to the brain31. Improves memory32. Improves cognitive functioning33. Enhances brain functioning by increasing the amount of oxygen available to it34. Increases sense of well being35. Increases resistance to pain because endorphin levels are elevated 36. Increases sense of excitement because hormone epinephrine is elevated37. Helps fend off colds38. Lessens worry and tension39. Reduces stress by removing lactic acid from blood40. Alleviates anxiety and/or pain because tranquilizing effect of exercise lasts for several hours 41. Enhances mood42. Excellent opportunity to enhance social network43. Boosts energy44. Improves self-esteem and self-confidence since body and mind are improved and strengthened45. Increases sense of self control46. Provides source of pleasure and fun47. Releases anger and negative emotions48. Reduces depression more effectively than short or long-term psychotherapy49. Enhances coordination, power, timing and balance50. Boosts immune system functioning51. Reduces severity of asthma52. Exercise can even help prevent cataracts53. Can relieve headaches54. Helps you quit smoking55. Burns calories56. Causes body to use calories more efficiently57. Causes weight loss 58. Allows one to keep lost weight from returning59. Can act as an appetite suppressant60. Decreases fat tissue61. Improves physical appearance62. Enhances one’s image and opinion of the body63. Improves bone density and prevents osteoporosis64. Reduces joint discomfort65. Help manage arthritis66. Allows one to feel better about their bodies and enjoy sex more as a result67. Provides enhanced ability to achieve orgasm68. Allows for greater sexual satisfaction69. Can reduce or eliminate impotence due to increased blood flow70. Prevents or manages type 2 diabetes71. Helps insulin work better, lowering blood sugar72. Has a significant effect on fibrinogen levels73. Alleviates menstrual cramps74. Improves athletic performance75. Can add years to one’s life76. Enhances quality of life77. Reduces pain and disability78. Improves glycogen storage79. Reduces risk of developing 13 different types of cancer80. Regulates hormones81. Treats Chronic Fatigue Syndrome82. Can lessen medical bills83. Reduces anxiety by causing fewer worries about health84. Creates better performance at work85. Allows one to stay independent as they get older86. Keeps health care insurance premiums lower 87. Makes one more attractive to potential mates88. Allows for healthy pregnancy89. Increases energy90. Allows you to be more productive and less stymied by stress and depression91. Can increase income due to increased energy92. Allows one to become more familiar with their body and its functioning93. Can stimulate you mentally94. Lets one eat more without gaining weight95. Increases productivity at work96. Adds variety and spice to life97. Gives one increased ability to defend oneself and loved ones if needed98. Provides a natural high afterwards, such as runners’ high99. Provides heightened alertness 100. 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