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Get Fit by Walking!

Get Fit by Walking!

 

There’s a lot of research out on the benefits of walking. Here are just a few:

  • Lower your "bad" cholesterol (LDL)
  • Raise your "good" cholesterol (HDL)
  • Lower your blood pressure
  • Reduce your risk or manage type 2 diabetes
  • Manage your weight
  • Improve your mood
  • Stay strong and fit!

So what are you waiting for?! Start walking regularly - and follow these handy tips - to reap the benefits!

 

Tips on Walking to a Healthier You

  • Drink lots of water, at least 64 ounces a day
  • Don’t forget to wear protective clothing and sunscreen when walking outside
  • Dress appropriately for the weather
    • Wear comfortable clothes that move well
    • Wear comfortable shoes that fit properly, offering good traction and support for the feet
  • Walk with a partner or group
  • Walk at least 10 minutes at a time
    • Try to do this 3-5 times a day
    • Or at least 30 minutes a day

 

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