Monday, September 24, 2012

The power of walking

Recently I was visiting with a fellow walker about the tremendous return on investment (ROI) that one gets from walking.  It takes very little other than some of our time, a good pair of shoes and comfortable clothing to enjoy the many benefits of walking.

According to researchers, just 30 minutes of regular brisk walking - about the pace if you are trying to reach a bus before it pulls away - can help lower your cholesterol, risk of stroke and some cancers, and it can improve your cognitive function and blood pressure.  How's that for a great ROI?

An article in USA Weekend, "The power of walking", speaks to the growing trend in walking among Americans; 145 million and counting.  Unfortunately, there are still too many people think they need to buy a fancy sweatsuit and gym membership to get some exercise, when all they really need to do is lace up their shoes and head out the door for a walk.

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