I am on record as being a major fan of the benefits of walking. I have repeatedly called it the Cinderella of the exercise world because so few people appreciate it. After you take this quiz, you can check out my Page – Why you should walk more for lots more benefits.
WebMD has an excellent quiz – Do you know the benefits of walking? which I hope I can entice you to take by clicking the link in the middle of this sentence.
Here are a couple of teaser examples: You can get the answers by taking the quiz.
You will live longer if you walk at least this far in a week:
The answer explained : “Walking this much at a slow pace of 2 miles per hour can be enough to lower your risk of things like heart attacks, strokes, and heart failure by 31%. People who walked farther and faster got even more benefit, in case you needed some extra motivation.”
Women who walk 30 minutes a day cut their risk of stroke by this much
The answer explained : “Just a little can do wonders to help your blood move through your body the way it should. Any time you can spend walking is good, but push yourself a little: Getting your heart rate up can strengthen it and lower your blood pressure.”
Walking is as good for your heart as running – True or False?
The answer explained : “For years, many experts thought that really pushing yourself — and your heart rate — was the best way to strengthen your heart. But ….”
How about walking if you suffer from arthritis?
I hope I have given you enough reasons to take the quiz. Knowledge is power and you will definitely learn something from this most useful exercise.