National Start Walking Day – American Heart Association

“There are countless physical activities out there, but walking has the lowest dropout rate of them all! It’s the simplest positive change you can make to effectively improve your heart health,” so says the American Heart Association.

Today is National Start Walking Day sponsored by the AHA.

The Heart Association on its website says, “There are countless physical activities out there, but walking has the lowest dropout rate of them all! It’s the simplest positive change you can make to effectively improve your heart health.
Research has shown that the benefits of walking and moderate physical activity for at least 30 minutes a day can help you:
• Reduce the risk of coronary heart disease
• Improve blood pressure and blood sugar levels
• Improve blood lipid profile
• Maintain body weight and lower the risk of obesity
• Enhance mental well being
• Reduce the risk of osteoporosis
• Reduce the risk of breast and colon cancer
• Reduce the risk of non-insulin dependent (type 2) diabetes
There really are so many benefits for such a simple activity!”

The Heart Association is offering a Walking Paths App for Android now and the iPhone App will be available May 2.

We have blogged on the benefits of walking over the past year.

There were the seniors who walk, the benefits of moving your body, mall-walking and just plain walking.

Check us out; then get going.

Tony

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