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Top 10 Reasons to Get Walking October 9, 2013

Posted by nrhatch in Exercise & Fitness, Happiness, Health & Wellness.
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Woodstock-&-Snoopy3Walking is a great form of exercise for people of all ages.

And the health benefits are abundant.  Going for regular brisk walks is a great way to:

1.  Boost your energy levels, optimism, and enthusiasm.

2.  Ease stress, anxiety, and depression.

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3.  Increase your odds of getting a good night’s sleep.

4.  Improve cholesterol levels and lower blood pressure.

5.  Lose weight and maintain that loss.

6.  Improve heart health and reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke.

7.  Decrease your risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes.

8.  Lower your risk of getting several types of cancer.

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10.  Help prevent bone loss and improve balance.

Exercise creates endorphins which elevate our mood naturally. It’s a miracle drug for body, mind, and soul.

BONUS:  Walking improves your memory!

To fit walks into a packed schedule, try walking during lunch or after dinner 3-5 days a week.

Aah . . . that’s better!

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