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
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!
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