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Daily Walking Benefits Those with Lung Disease and Cuts Stroke Risk. Here’s How to Optimize Your Benefits from Walking

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  • Walking has been found to have significant health benefits, including the reduction of severe attacks associated with lung disease, and a reduced risk of stroke. Walking correctly can only add to such benefits
  • Walking with a tucked pelvis promotes poor posture, hinders correct body mechanics, and limits your body’s ability to stretch and strengthen your muscles as you walk
  • In addition to cultivating healthy tone in the buttocks, long term benefits include promoting healthy posture throughout the body, improving general circulation, and improving balance
  • Recent research shows that walking for at least an hour or two can cut a man’s stroke risk by as much as one-third, and it doesn’t seem to matter how brisk the pace is
  • According to a two-year long study, walking two miles a day or more can reduce your chances of hospitalization from a severe episode of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

By Dr. Mercola

I've recently started writing more about the health benefits of proper posture. Its benefits go FAR beyond looks; your posture has a tremendous impact on chronic pain, and in all likelihood contributes a great deal to the biological harm associated with prolonged sitting.

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