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Friday, 24 February 2012

Day 24 Health benefits of walking 30 minutes a day

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Day 24  Health benefits of walking 30 minutes a day
Well we got out the door just before dinner time because the wind had started to howl and the streets have been freezing up at night lately.  I had enough falls last Saturday to last me a few years so I will avoid ice if at all possible.
Today I got a newsletter from DeniseAustin.com and it had a great article about the health benefits of walking.
Denise wrote:
 "Wondering which workout works best? It may just be walking! Walking is a fantastic all-around aerobic exercise, and one of the most available — and least expensive — workout options out there. It doesn't require an expensive gym or a personal trainer, and you can do it anytime, anywhere!
The American Council on Exercise says walking is likely the best way to get active and stay healthy. After following 13,000 people for over eight years, they found that those who walked 30 minutes a day had a significantly lower risk of premature death than those who rarely exercised. Their advice? Start slowly and build up from there. Even five minutes a day is better than nothing!
Now you may know that walking helps your heart and reduces your waistline, but did you know it also cuts your cancer risk? Researchers say a half an hour of walking per day can keep cancer at bay, or increase the survival odds of those who get cancer. Why? Those who walk on a regular basis are much less likely to be obese, and obesity is a major risk factor for many types of cancer, including breast cancer. So, instead of thinking of your daily walk as "just exercise," think of it as a gift you're giving yourself and your family — the gift of a long and healthy life! Doesn't that just make you want to go put on your walking shoes right now? Sounds like a good idea!"
 I just love getting all this news about walking30! Check this link 
 ( deniseaustin.com )for the rest of the article .. it has some great walking tips.
Hope you had a great walk30 ... walk on strong,

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