walkIt’s that time of year again, when the weather is warming and the days getting longer, it is the ideal time to get outdoors and get active. There are countless ways you can get active, but walking has the lowest dropout rate of them all! *Research has shown that walking at least 30 minutes a day can help you:

  • Reduce your risk of coronary heart disease and stroke
  • Improve your blood pressure, blood sugar levels and blood lipid profile
  • Maintain your body weight and lower the risk of obesity
  • Enhance your mental well-being
  • Reduce your risk of osteoporosis
  • Reduce your risk of breast and colon cancer
  • Reduce your risk of non-insulin dependent (type 2) diabetes
  • There really are so many benefits for such a simple activity!

Check out this link for more information on the benefits of walking! http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/HealthyLiving/PhysicalActivity/Walking/Walk-Dont-Run-Your-Way-to-a-Healthy-Heart_UCM_452926_Article.jsp#.VzEhJoQrLIU

*Source: www.heart.org/HEARTORG/HealthyLiving