Walking: Stay Fit and Improve Your Health

Walking is a great way to improve your overall health. It’s safe, simple, and there is no special equipment required. It’s a low impact exercise that can be enjoyed with friends or alone. Here are some of the many benefits of walking:

  • Lower (LDL) bad cholesterol
  • Raise (HDL) good cholesterol
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Reduce risk of or manage type 2 diabetes
  • Manage your weight
  • Relieve stress, improve your mood
  • Stay strong and fit
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Exercise doesn’t have to be an all out, boot camp style workout to be beneficial. “Research shows that regular, brisk walking can reduce the risk of heart attack by the same amount as a more vigorous exercise, such as jogging.” Mayoclinic.com/health.

As our weather is starting to warm, this is a great time to start a walking routine. Start with 20-30 minutes most days of the week. Ask a friend to join you and help you in your new commitment to stay healthy. The rewards will be many!

If you interested in the proper walking technique, click HERE.

Lisa Minnick
Author: Lisa Minnick

Get Fit Get Living LLC offers group classes for all levels of fitness. Please see web site for more information. Lisa specialize in the area of strengthening and toning for women. Helping them build stronger muscles, increase bone density, improve their balance and increase metabolism. I believe that even though staying fit and healthy is hard work it can be fun and the benefits are very rewarding. It will improve your quality and enjoyment of life. Anyone can strengthen their physical, mental and spiritual well being!