Walks Challenge: Week #7
off the Couch!
potatoes” are a bumper crop in this country. The Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention report that less than
25 percent of adults exercise at the level recommended by
the Surgeon General. And our kids are inactive, too. But
most people know that physical activity offers tremendous
health benefits. Regular walking is good for everyone -
young children and senior citizens; men and women, people
of all races and ethnic backgrounds benefit from regular
and moderate walking.
has heaps of benefits
other muscles, your heart gets stronger with use. A strong
heart reduces your risk for heart disease
tend to lose muscle as you age. Regular walking is a good
slow the natural loss of muscle.
strength in your legs, lower back and stomach area may
also help prevent back problems.
also causes your bones to get weaker. Weak bones are more
likely to break. Bone strength is linked to regular walking.
Bone, like muscle, gets stronger the more it is exercised.
rates are highest for people who are not physically fit.
But you don’t have to be a jock to benefit from exercise.
Regular moderate activities can help you improve your
time you move, you burn calories. If you eat more calories
than you burn each day, you will gain weight. Walking
can help your body cope with stress better. You may also
improve your self-esteem, emotional state, energy level,
sleep and general satisfaction with life.
week take a walk with a buddy!