Walking for 2.5 hours a week—that’s just 21 minutes a day—can cut your risk of heart disease by 30%.
In addition, this do-anywhere, no-equipment-required activity has also been shown to reduce the risk of diabetes and cancer, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and keep you mentally sharp.
Even a quick one-minute jaunt pays off .
A University of Utah study in 2014 found that for every minute of brisk walking that women did throughout the day, they lowered their risk of obesity by 5%.
No more “I don’t have time” excuses!