Walking is an excellent form of exercise and is especially beneficial in promoting cardiovascular health.
– Opinion has been divided on how walking as a form of exercise can help in changing biological markers such as blood pressure, weight, and cholesterol.
– The study worked with women of an average 55 years from rural areas who were asked to walk for 150 minutes over 10 weeks.
– Walking was found to help lower the risk of heart disease within a short time by controlling weight, cholesterol levels and blood pressure.
Since research such as this is often done in urban or suburban settings, “work needs to be done to see how best to keep rural women engaged in meaningful exercise for longer periods of time,” Fahs added.
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