Did you know that you can gain up to 2 hours of life for every hour you spend exercising? Research has shown that walking is a great way to get in your daily exercise needs, and walking has the lowest drop-out rate of any exercise! Spending just 30 minutes a day pounding the pavement can help you reduce your risk of developing:
Walking can improve your blood pressure, blood sugar levels, and cholesterol levels. It also helps you maintain weight and enhances your mental well-being. So what are you waiting for? Use these tips to start a walking program, and enjoy the multitude of benefits this simple exercise can offer.
American Heart Association. Start! Walking Program. Retrieved November 13, 2008, from http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=3053034
How do I start a walking program? Mississippi in Motion Information Sheet 1774, (POD 11-05) Mississippi State University Extension Service.
Be safe when walking/jogging. Mississippi in Motion Information Sheet 1776, (POD 11-05) Mississippi State University Extension Service.
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