Workout Wednesday - 10 Good Reasons to Start Walking

By: Stacia Naquin Email
By: Stacia Naquin Email

Ten Good Reasons to Start Walking:
1. Reduces cholesterol levels
2. Decreases high blood pressure
3. Reduces risk of heart disease
4. Increases energy
5. Decreases osteoporosis
6. Reduces risk of diabetes
7. Increases metabolism
8. Decreases stress
9. Increases functional capacity
10. Decreases depression

Five Steps to Take to Succeed:
1. Make a commitment to yourself
2. Reserve time in your schedule
3. Create a habit
4. Establish your long and short term goals
5. Reward yourself

Five ways to do it RIGHT:
1. Progress slowly
2. Adjust frequency first, then duration, and then intensity
3. Listen to your body!!
4. Pre-schedule rest days.
5. Eat, sleep, and drink water a-plenty

Seven Ways to Spice Up Your Walking Experience:
1. Hills
2. Trails
3. Wilderness hiking
4. Vacation Tours
5. Join a walking club
6. Race-walking
7. Interval Training

Five Ways to Incorporate Walking into Your Daily Doings:
1. Walk the dog
2. Take a pre- or post-dinner walk
3. Walk to work or during lunch
4. Take the stairs
5. Do errands on foot

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