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Wheeling Walks Challenge: Week #1

The Physical Benefits of Regular Walking

In addition to the mental pay-off, there are many proven physical benefits to regular walking as well. It is important to note which health benefits are important to you.

Weight Watch
Shed extra pounds and abdominal fat (the fat around your belly)…the fat most closely linked to heart disease. Regular activity can help you lose weight or maintain a healthy weight.

Heart Health
Reduces your risk of heart disease and reduces the risk of having a second heart attack in people who have already experienced one heart attack.

Cholesterol Count
Increase your “HDL” (High Density Lipoprotein, the good cholesterol) and lower your triglyceride levels.

Cancer Check
Reduce your risk of colon cancer.

Handle on Hypertension
Lower your blood pressure and your risk of stroke.

Balance Blood Sugar
Lowers the risk of developing non-insulin-dependent (Type II) diabetes mellitus.

Bone Benefits
Improve bone density, reducing the risk of osteoporosis and fractures as you get older.

Anti-Aging Agent
Physical activity can slow the aging process, helping you to look and feel younger than your actual chronological age.


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