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Thread: 10 Lesser Known Reasons Why Walking is Good For You

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    3. Backward Walking Cuts More Calories

    Retro walking as it is called burns more calories than traditional forms of exercise. Since we do not have eyes on the back of our heads, our senses automatically become more attentive to potential risks or dangers, which in turn increases our balance, hearing skills and vision and in turn we tend to burn more calories

    Fun fact about backward walking: Just 100 steps of backward walking is equal to approx. 1,000 steps of walking forward. Who knew!

    4. Improves Companionship

    Strengthen your muscles and your relationship by just 20 minutes of walking with your partner. Waking with your partner gives you time to talk and some uninterrupted time to catch up on life. Walking with you partner will cheer you on is a well-known prescription for success and happy life.

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    5. Curbs Emotional Eating

    Studies says that walking for just 15 minutes can curb cravings for sugary snacks. Walking helps in conquering stress eating because you'll have some time to work through your problems and practice moving meditation. After you've gone on a walk, you'll probably feel less likely to undo your efforts with sweets!

    6. Walking Adds Days to Your Life

    You don't need to run marathons to reap the benefits of staying active. Gentle stroll every 30 minutes throughout the day is enough to avoid a host of killer chronic diseases.

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