There is a reason the Surgeon General called for a national walking campaign. It is easy to do and it is extremely good for your health.
As little as 150 minutes per week, about 20 mins a day, of brisk walking can reduce the risk factors that lead to disease, including high blood pressure and obesity.
Walking is associated with a higher quality of life and improved mental and emotional health.
Quick Tips for Walkers
- Stretch for 5-10 minutes before or after your walk. Try this routine.
- Walk in nature. Try walking around the neighborhood, or walk local trails, parks or lakes.
- Keep good posture. Gaze forward, not down at the ground, with your chin level and head up.
- Stay hydrated by drinking water throughout the day.
- Wear shoes designed for walking for greater comfort and to prevent injuries. Avoid wearing flip flops or dress shoes.
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