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How a regular walking routine can improve your health.

A Quote by Hippocrates with regards to walking.
A quote by Hippocrates with regards to walking.

Oftentimes, we do not see walking as a form of exercise since it is something that we do on a day to day basis. However, the fact remains that this simple movement can significantly improve our health in many ways. Walking is an exercise that is  gentle on your joints compared to higher-impact activities like running or aerobics. More than half of our muscles are designed for walking, it’s a natural movement for us human beings that is virtually safe from major injuries.

Here are some reason why you should consider walking as part of your daily routine:

  1. Clears the mind, reduces fatigue and increases energy.
  2. Assist in controlling diabetes and reduce the risk of chronic disease, heart disease and stroke.
  3. Improve bone strength and helps prevent or control osteoporosis.
  4. Relieves stress and tension.
  5.  Helps in maintaining a healthy weight and a positive body image that will be more effective when combined with proper diet.

Doing regular brisk walking on the other hand:

  1. Reduces cholesterol and blood pressure and improve overall digestion.
  2. Conditions your heart, muscles and lungs to work more efficiently

Some other good reasons why you should walk:

  1.  Simple and cheap. Lessons or specialized equipment are not necessary to do it.
  2.  Suitable for anyone without regards to  fitness level, gender or age .
  3.  Convenient. You can walk almost anywhere, indoors or outdoors, at any time of year.
  4.  Walking allows you to adapt your effort based on your fitness level as it improves and adjust the intensity of the exercise with accordance to your personal goals.
  5.  Walking can contribute in helping the environment. When you choose to leave your car at home and walk to work, school, or any destination you contribute in reducing the carbon emissions in your area.
  6.  It can be a fun and social activity. A good way to spend time with family and friends.

You can find more studies and articles backed with research about the  benefits of walking but the listed items above alone proves how it can have a significant effect on your health.  So make sure that you spend at least ten to fifteen minutes everyday for walking. It’s doable people, and It’s for your own good. You just have to do it.

Best quotes about health and medicine through natural means

I’m a firm believer of the saying that goes “the best medicine, is no medicine”. Illnesses can be prevented or cured by having a healthy lifestyle and with a little help from mother nature. This has been recorded many times throughout history by many civilizations across the world. Even prominent individuals ranging from Hippocrates up to Thomas Edison supports this basic concept. Having daily activities that supports us in taking care of our bodies should always be included in our to-do list. However, through the advancement of technology and our busy schedules in this fast-paced world we live in, we usually forget this simple but essential practice.

Below are some of the best quotations to remind us about the importance of health and medicine through natural means.

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  1. “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” – Hippocrates
  2. “The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.” – Voltaire
  3. “To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. ” – Buddha
  4. Nature itself is the best physician.” – Hippocrates
  5. To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.” -François de La Rochefoucauld
  6.  “The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.” – Thomas A. Edison

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  7. I saw few die of hunger; of eating, a hundred thousand.” – Thomas A. Edison
  8. Eat well, drink in moderation, and sleep sound, in these three good health abound.” – Latin Proverb
  9. “An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.” – Henry David Thoreau
  10. “Medicine is a collection of uncertain prescriptions, the results of which taken collectively, are more fatal than useful to mankind. Water, air and cleanliness are the chief articles in my pharmacopoeia.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  11. “The competent physician, before he attempts to give medicine to the patient, makes himself acquainted not only with the disease, but also with the habits and constitution of the sick man.” – Cicero
  12. “Health is like money, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it.”  – Josh Billings
  13. “Everything in excess is opposed to nature.” – Hippocrates
  14. “The way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d rather not. – Mark Twain
  15. “He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.” – Thomas Carlyle
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