Walking revs up your circulation, especially in your legs. In fact, there are valves in your legs which carry the lymph fluid back up from your feet and these only work with flexing your leg muscles. This kind of circulation boost helps EVERYTHING. As a young woman, using your body keeps you toned and you have an easier time with pregnancy, with birth, and with all the running around with your children. As an older woman, bone density stays strong when you walk, and you don't get as overweight, and if you already have type 2 diabetes, the boost to your circulation can get it under control even before you have lost the extra fat which triggered the diabetes. ... LOTS of benefits ! Half an hour twice a day is great, too !! Have fun !
at 1:26 AM on Nov. 3, 2008