Walking is an easy way to get active. You don’t need a membership or any equipment, and – even better – walking can improve your health!
Intimidated to get started? Grab a friend! Exercising with a partner can be much more motivating than walking alone. And it’s fun! When starting your walking program, walk with a friend or co-worker, or consider putting together a walking club.
Research shows that the benefits of walking and moderate physical activity for a least 30 minutes a day can help you:
• Reduce your risk of many health conditions, including coronary heart disease, osteoporosis, breast and colon cancer, and type 2 diabetes
• Improve your blood pressure and blood sugar levels
• Lower your risk of obesity
• Enhance your mental well being