The benefits of mindful walking go beyond blasting fat, look at what else 20 minutes a day can do for you.

* You will sleep more soundly – Women drift off 15 minutes faster and enjoy extra 45 minutes of deep sleep after starting mindful walking. Scientist theorize that the exercise like walking induced increase in the calming hormones serotonin and melatonin counteracts sleep, sapping anxiety.

* You will be 10 percent more focused on tasks – Meditators perform at least 10 percent better than non-meditators on tasks requiring attention, according to research. That;s because intently focusing increase blood flow to angular gyrus, the brain region that regulates concentration. This allows meditators to clear their mind of distractions more quickly.

* You will feel 88 percent more happier – Meditative walking delivers an 88 percent boost in mood, according to research. Scientist credit the activity ability to boost the production of the feel good neurotransmitter GABA.

* You will have 50 percent fewer sick days – Regular meditators get sick only half as often as those who don’t practice mindfulness. The activity encourages the production of immune boosting antibodies and reduces levels of cortisol, a hormone that impairs the function of virus fighting white blood cells.