Before you start a walking program, review these 5 tips.
It's easy! One of the safest exercises you can do, walking often doesn't require special skills or training like a sport or gym workout might. It doesn't require prior training or conditioning and doesn't involve a great deal of physical exertion in the beginning. Studies have even shown that due to the design of our body, walking is more natural than sitting, standing or running, and walking is not as stressful to the body as other exercises. Want to get started? A good pair of walking shoes, comfortable clothing, a pedometer, and you're all set! Don't forget a bottle of water to stay hydrated!
When Hippocrates said that "walking is man's best medicine", he didn't realize that thousands of years later, new benefits of walking would be discovered daily. What are some health benefits of walking?
- Burns almost as many calories as jogging
- Eases back pains
- Slims your waist
- Lowers blood pressure
- Reduces levels of bad cholesterol
- Reduces heart attack risk
- Enhances stamina & energy
- Lessens anxiety & tension
- Improves muscle tone
- Easy on your joints
- Reduces appetite
- Increases aerobic capacity
- Can be done in short bouts
- Slows down osteoporosis bone loss
- Can be done when you're traveling
DON’T FORGET! This weekend is the CCFA Take Steps Walk! This Saturday, June 10th, 2017 is the Royal Oak Take Steps for Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation Walk at Meininger Park! We encourage all MWLC patients to join the MWLC Talking Team to come out and walk with us this weekend! It’s a great way help raise awareness about Crohn’s and Colitis, healthy living, and being physically active.
Don’t forget to register for the walk! Visit: http://mwlc.com/Community_Events.php and join the MWLC Team today!
Something NEW this year….MWLC patients that participate in the June 10th CCFA Walk, will earn a FREE week of our Freedom weight loss services and an MWLC Team Shirt. And by making an online donation, patients can receive an additional FREE week of our Freedom weight loss services! Walk registration and/or donations must be made through Medical Weight Loss Clinic’s Team Page.
We hope to see you at the walk this weekend!