Monday, March 14, 2016

Walk With Purpose

Not only is regular, brisk walking the activity of choice for millions of people, but you also are more likely to stick with walking than any other exercise.

Regular physical activity helps prevent early death and chronic diseases such as coronary heart disease, stroke, type 2 Diabetes, depression, and some types of cancer. Research shows that for some adults, every one hour of regular, vigorous physical activity may increase life expectancy by two hours.

You can start walking today! It’s free and requires no equipment other than a sturdy pair of walking shoes. As for when to walk, there is only one key: Choose a time that you can stick with. There’s no “right” time to walk; it’s about figuring out what works with your schedule.

• walk your errands

• walk the dog

• walk at lunch

• walk at work (try an outdoor “walking meeting”)

• walk at the park (while kids are playing/ practicing sports)

• walk while catching up with a friend on your mobile phone

American Heart Association

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