Walking for Fun and Fitness

It had rained the past two days in North Texas, smothering the heat of late Summer with it’s coolness;  perfect for an early morning walk.  I get up early before 5:00 am and start my day.  I go for my first walk around 6:30 am, while its still a bit dark.  I like to watch the sunrise every morning.  In the evening, before the sun goes down I walk again, finishing off my day with 45 minutes of walking and fifteen minutes of stretching and yoga for flexibility and ballance.

The Benefits of walking on your health:

1.  Increases bone density and prevents osteoporosis

2. increases cardiovascular fitness

3. increases pulmonary fitness

4. prevents type 2 diabetes

5.  prevents some type of cancers

6.  helps reduce body fat

7.  improves blood sugar levels

Just 30 minutes every 4-5 days to a healthier you!  What?  Don’t have time?  Make time.  You can even break it down to fifteen minutes each time at different times of the day.  So turn the t.v. off, take a break from the computer and do something good for your health.  Start walking!



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