This Is Your Body On Walking

It's enough to make you get out of your seat, stat.

January 19, 2016
walking infographic
Devon Rutz

Raise your hand if you think of walking as a good activity mainly for folks of your parents' age? We tend to think of exercise as running, hiking, and lifting weights, but studies show that walking, no matter how old you are, has incredible health benefits.

Related: How I Became A Walking Fanatic

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Even a few minutes of walking a day can have transformative advantages for your body and your mind. (Learn about the art of mindful walking.) It can enhance memory, reduce your risk of heart disease, and even boost your mood. Read on to see what else walking can do for you. Then get out of your chair and go for a stroll around the block.

This article originally appeared on Prevention.