Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Walking for Health

The benefits of walking are that it helps:
1. Manage your weight. Walking burns calories, which can help you manage your weight.
2. Manage stress and boost your spirits. Going for a brisk walk is a great way to reduce stress. Regular walking also can reduce feelings of depression and anxiety.
3. Reduce your risk of a heart attack & type 2 diabetes.
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/walking/HQ01612

I walk every day after dinner. I even go for short walks during lunch. I love walking because it helps me relax, feel good and have more energy. For an extra challenge, I walk uphill for 10-15 min. Then walk briskly on flat land for 15-20 min. I also take the stairs instead of the elevator.

Ingrid Cheng
http://holistichealthco-op.org/

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