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Health benefits of walking for middle-aged people

Walking strengthens your heart

Reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke by walking regularly. It is great cardio exercise, lowering levels of bad cholesterol while increasing levels of good cholesterol

Lowers disease risk

A regular walking habit slashes the risk of type 2 diabetes by around 60% and you are 20% less likely to develop cancer of the colon, breast or womb with an active hobby such as walking.

Its helps you lose weight

You will burn around 75 calories simply by walking at 2mph for 30 minutes. Up your speed to 3mph and it 99 calories, while 4mph is 150 calories.

It prevents dementia

Older people who walk six miles or more per week are more likely to avoid brain shrinkage and preserve memory as the years pass. Since dementia affects one in 14 people over 65 and one in six over 80, we reckon that is a pretty great idea.

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