What Will Happen to Your Body If You Walk Every Day

“Walking is a totally free, easy exercise that requires little effort, and benefits not only your physical but also your mental well-being. If you’re looking for a simple yet very effective way of losing weight and improving your overall health, walking is something just for you. People who are physically active throughout their life are much less prone to this disease than those who have a more sedentary lifestyle. And that’s because they have more volume in their hippocampus, the part of the brain responsible for verbal memory and learning. A daily half-hour walk helps avoid serious problems, like coronary heart disease to name one, by lowering high blood pressure and cholesterol levels and improving blood circulation. Because of better-quality and deeper breathing, some symptoms associated with lung disease can show significant improvement thanks to walking. Muscle tone and weight loss is also totally achievable through simple walking. Find your optimal pace, but don’t break out into a jog. This sort of speed walking is low impact and doesn’t require any recovery time, which means no sore muscles to keep you from getting out and walking the next day. The Arthritis Foundation recommends at least 30 minutes of moderate walking a day to reduce pain, stiffness, and inflammation in the joints. Building strong bones will help you prevent osteoporosis and reduce bone loss. Walking contributes to better blood circulation within the spinal structures, pumping important nutrients into the soft tissues and improving posture and flexibility, both of which are vital for a healthy spine. A group of researchers at Iowa State University worked with hundreds of college students. Walking changed their mood for the better, even though no one warned them it could do so. If you still don’t feel motivated enough to start walking for your health, try joining a class or find a buddy who also wouldn’t mind getting all the benefits of walking. Another idea could be to hire a personal trainer. Music: https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/…​ TIMESTAMPS Brain-boosting effect 0:45​ Improved eyesight 1:44​ Prevention of heart disease 2:47​ Increased lung volume 3:14​ Benefits for the pancreas 3:51​ Improved digestion 4:23​ Toned muscles 4:59​ Sturdier bones and joints 5:45​ Back pain relief 6:10​ A calmer mind 7:04​ Bonus: the FIT formula 8:00​ SUMMARY -Walking prevents the early onset of dementia, reduces the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and improves your overall mental well-being by reducing stress and releasing endorphins. -Get on the road to improve vision and protect your eyes now from potential problems, such as glaucoma, in the future. -Walking is no less effective than running when it comes to the prevention of heart disease and stroke. -Walking is an aerobic exercise, which means that it increases oxygen flow in the bloodstream and helps eliminate toxins and waste, which is great for your lungs. -Walking for exercise is a surprisingly more effective way to prevent diabetes than running is. -Just half an hour of walking every day not only lowers the risk of developing colon cancer but also improves digestion and regulates bowel movements. -Just 10,000 steps a day can be just as effective as a full-blown workout at the gym, especially if you add some intervals or uphill walking. -Walking can provide more joint mobility, prevent the loss of bone density, and even reduce the risk of fractures. -Walking is a real life-saver for those who experience back pain during more challenging high-impact exercises. -Walking improves depression symptoms in patients with MDD, just imagine how easily it could help us cope with just feeling down or exhausted. -Keep in mind the FIT formula. It stands for Frequency (how often), Intensity (how fast), and Time (for how long).”

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GIFT THE GIFT OF SIGHT

Nov 10, 2020

The Fred Hollows Foundation and Specsavers are proud to announce the new limited edition glasses by contemporary Aboriginal Artist Rheanna Lotter, raising funds to help end avoidable blindness for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. As part of their mutual goal to close the gap in eye health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia, Specsavers and The Fred Hollows Foundation have again joined forces to launch two limited edition frames. The project aims to raise $125,000 for The Foundation’s sight restoring work in Australia, to ensure more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples can access high quality eye care and eyewear. The frames feature the artwork of contemporary Aboriginal artist Rheanna Lotter. Rheanna is a proud Yuin nation woman who creates and sells her artwork through her business, Ngandabaa. Like what you see? Give us a like, share this video, and subscribe! Subscribe to our channel here: http://bit.ly/2b1oCXu To learn more about our work, visit our website: http://www.hollows.org

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Pot-Pourri (Banda Cover versão completa) – Rivers of Babylon – Sugar Sugar – More Than I Can Say – Forever and Ever – Mississippi – Guantanamera – Kiss Me, Honey Honey, Kiss Me – Jeany Ich Brauch’ Dich

You are not alone’: the Queen addresses nation in Christmas message – video

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/video/2020/dec/25/you-are-not-alone-the-queen-addresses-nation-in-christmas-message-video

The Queen has praised the nation for rising to the challenges of 2020 in a her Christmas Day address. The monarch is sheltering at Windsor Castle with the Duke of Edinburgh, and separated from the rest of her own family who normally spend Christmas together at Sandringham. In the broadcast, pre-recorded in the Green Drawing Room at Windsor Castle, said told those suffering loneliness or loss amid the pandemic: ‘You are not alone, and let me assure you of my thoughts and prayers.’

Food for Thought

https://www.abc.net.au/everyday/how-to-set-boundaries-at-christ

“This year Ginger Gorman says her family Christmas will be a two-hour brunch after which she plans to spend the afternoon by a pool with friends.”

https://www.abc.net.au/everyday/yumi-stynes-on-why-women-should-go-on-strike-this-christmas/11628692

“Change is afoot this Christmas for Yumi Stynes’ festive family get-togethers.”

https://www.abc.net.au/everyday/guide-to-a-less-stressful-christmas/11745088

Woman relaxing in a chair at a table with a large Christmas tree in the background to depict having a less stressful Christmas.

“Take a breath, pause a moment and read our guide to having a less stress-filled Christmas.” (Pxhere: An Min)

https://www.abc.net.au/everyday/how-to-save-money-while-shopping-online-this-christmas/100002658

“A few minutes planning and researching before hitting “buy” can pay dividends.”

https://www.abc.net.au/everyday/christmas-gift-ideas-when-youre-on-a-budget/12839442

“This year, you could make some presents yourself or give the gift of time — whether it’s helping a family friend with their garden or babysitting your friends’ kids.”

https://www.abc.net.au/everyday/benefits-of-family-secret-santa/100001868

Secret Santa’s fast becoming a family tradition that saves time, money and the environment

ABC Everyday / By Grace Jennings-Edquist

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-20/christmas-shopping-presents-gifts-season-budgeting/11766344

A woman with red nail polish wraps up and decorates a gift. Her face is not visible.

Gift-giving should be fun. But often, it can blow the budget. (Pexels)

“Vivienne Anthon has wrapped over 60,000 gifts in her life. ABC Life caught up with Vivienne to grab her top tips for gift wrapping this Christmas.”

Read more here: https://ab.co/2EFW8kG Subscribe to ABC Life on YouTube ►► http://bit.ly/35n2vn5 ABOUT ABC LIFE ABC Life helps you navigate life’s challenges and choices. Stay on top of food, wellbeing, travel, style, sex and relationships and more: https://www.abc.net.au/life/ How to wrap Christmas presents like a pro | ABC Life

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-21/plastic-free-gift-giving/10639500

Plastic-free Christmas gifts to feel smug about this season

By Clara Williams RoldanPosted FriFriday 21 DecDecember 2018 

https://www.abc.net.au/triplej/programs/drive/the-art-of-receiving-shitty-presents/9280316

The art of receiving shitty presents

By Claire BrackenSunday 24 December 2017

bc.net.au/news/2017-12-25/christmas-gifts-sustainable-low-waste-options-popular/9284808

Three Christmas hampers that include eco-friendly products and are encased in cardboard packaging rather than plastic

These Christmas hampers come without any plastic wrapping.(ABC News: Hayley Roman)

Sacred Space

https://iview.abc.net.au/video/RN1911H003S00

Series 34 Sacred Space – James Ricketson

Geraldine Doogue seeks powerful connection with prominent Australians through an investigation of their sacred space. Filmmaker James Ricketson talks about his connection to his home in the northern beaches of Sydney.Share

This episode was published 9 months ago.PLAYduration: 27 minutes27m

I, Uta, think this is a beautiful documentary!

James Ricketson

Australian film director

James Staniforth Ricketson is an Australian film director who, in June 2017, was arrested while flying a drone at a Cambodia National Rescue Party rally in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and charged with espionage, a charge he denies. WikipediaBorn: 1949 (age 71 years), SydneyRelativesStaniforth Ricketson (grandfather)Criminal chargeEspionageEducationAustralian Film Television and Radio SchoolAwardsAACTA Award for Best FilmAACTA Award for Best Adapted ScreenplayAlan Stout Award for Best Short Film