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Start Walking Toward A Healthier You

Posted by Cody on 08/04/2015

 

Start Walking Toward a Healthier You

There are countless physical activities out there, but walking has the lowest dropout rate of them all! It's the simplest positive change you can make to effectively improve your heart health.

Countless people across the country are jumping on board. Join them. Get walking and start taking a more active role in your health!

Research has shown that the benefits of walking and moderate physical activity for at least 30 minutes a day can help you:

  • Reduce the risk of coronary heart disease
  • Improve blood pressure and blood sugar levels
  • Improve blood lipid profile
  • Maintain body weight and lower the risk of obesity
  • Enhance mental well being
  • Reduce the risk of osteoporosis
  • Reduce the risk of breast and colon cancer
  • Reduce the risk of non-insulin dependent (type 2) diabetes

There really are so many benefits for such a simple activity! Heart disease is this country's No.1 killer. But by exercising for as little as 30 minutes each day you can reduce your risk. Walk more. Eat better. Live a longer, Healthier life.

 

American Heart Association. ND. The Benefits of Walking. American Heart Association. Retrieved June 12, 2015.http://www.startwalkingnow.org/whystart_benefits_walking.jsp & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=234psRz-IP4