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Thursday, 5 April 2012

Day 5 Why walk?

Walking with my sister in Calgary Alberta ... last summer

Day 5 Why walk?
I found a great article ( Why Walk?) at the www.gaiam.com website with some fun facts that will motivate you to get out there for your walk30!  There has been a great deal of research that has highlighted the impressive benefits that walking 30 minutes for at least 5 days in every week can have on your body and your mind.
More and more we are hearing about the connection between a strong walking habit and a settled calm mind.  I found this information in the article Why Walk:
The Duke University Medical Center found that a brisk 30-minute walk or jog around a track three times a week was just as effective as antidepressant medication in relieving the symptoms of major depression in middle-aged and elderly people.
It would seem to make sense that this would be true for anyone who is getting out there for that 30 minute walk no matter what the age but the fact is that we are starting to recognize that we can make a difference in our mental health with something as simple as a walk ... amazing. 
I have noticed more and more that my walk30 helps to put my day into perspective and help to sort out my thoughts ... after a while it becomes one of the things that you fit in no matter what.
Walk On Strong!

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