Walk your way to a fitter you!

Taking a walk is an easy way to incorporate exercise into even the busiest lifestyle.

Tips for Success

  1. Start slowly! Once you establish a goal, determine how many minutes you’ll need to walk each day to achieve it. Thirty minutes can be walked all at once, or broken into three 10-minute sessions. Find what works for you.
  2. Build up gradually. As 15 minutes gets easier, start walking further and longer.
  3. Encourage participation. Get your co-workers, friends and family to walk with you; it’s even easier with a buddy.

Benefits of Walking

  1. Reduces the risk developing high blood pressure, some cancers and diabetes.
  2. May help reduce blood pressure in some people with hypertension.
  3. Helps maintain healthy bones, muscles, and joints.
  4. May improve your mood and increase feelings of well-being.
  5. Helps control weight, develop lean muscle, and reduce body fat.
  6. Provides the opportunity to be outside in your community with your co-workers, family and neighbors.

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