Many people have walked their way to a long, long life. This is one of the keys to longevity. In the famous town of Vilcamba, Ecuador some people are noted to live over 100 years old. These people are known to walk long distances often daily.
Walking stimulates the might of minerals, counteracting the pooling and stagnation that occurs when your muscles remain in one position too long. When you become a consistent walker, you slow the aging process and reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease.
Exercise is the best anti-aging drug. Walk at least 30 minutes each day, but 60 minutes is even better. Walking builds stamina, strengthens your muscles and bones, relieves arthritis, and promotes weight loss. Walking also slows mental decline and lowers the risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Walking oxygenates your whole body, moving your blood supply efficiently, visiting tissues eight or nine times more frequently than when you are at rest. Your blood, instead of traveling at a rate of 55 feet per minute in large arteries, may move closer to 450 feet per minute. This more quickly and completely removes waste from the interior of your cells. It increases the supply of oxygen and minerals to all the many working parts of your body. Your cells are literally bathed with living nutrients and life-giving oxygen.
Walking 30 minutes a day boosts the mood of depressed patients faster than anti-depressants. Walking releases natural pain killing endorphins, especially if you are well mineralized. There is nothing like a good walk in the glory of our natural world to overcome stress or depression.
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