Take the challenge and walk!

Walking is an excellent way to incorporate physical activity into your daily routine. You don’t need any special equipment or clothing other than a comfortable pair of tennis shoes. We are all guilty of sitting too long at the computer or watching too much television. Today, I would like to extend a challenge to myself and to each of you to decrease the time we spend sitting by getting up and walking at least 30 minutes each day.
Don’t feel that you have to do the entire 30 minutes at one time. If you plan three 10-minute walks each day, this will help you reach your goal easier. Be sure to walk at a brisk pace for maximum benefit. Challenge a friend and track your progress.

Parents walking with their children on the road
 

Walking lowers your risk for many diseases such as heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, and diabetes. It is also a great way to prevent weight gain and promote bone health.
So, will you accept the challenge? Today is a great day to start walking!
Lorelei


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