Walking for Health

If you’re not prepared to run the race, you may consider walking!


Walking is a great place to start and get fit. There are many advantages of walking for exercise.

  • No gym membership and it is free.
  • An easy place to start and we do it every day.
  • It improves blood pressure, cholesterol, stress, and depression.
  • Promotes weight loss and reduces the risk for other chronic diseases.
  • Enjoyable and you can walk with others.
  • Safe form of physical activity.
  • There are many places you can walk.
  • Start with 10 minutes of walking each day.

The American Diabetes Association recommends that when you begin walking, find a comfortable pace and try to add about three to five minutes to your daily walking time each week. A good goal is at least 30 minutes of brisk walking, five days a week. The best time to begin a walking program – right now.



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