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Friday, 30 January 2015

Walking 30 Minutes A Day Has Huge Health Impacts!

Day 12          Minds In Motion Initiative         
                      30 Day Walk30 Challenge

This article was from a newsletter from Denise Austin.  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! CHeck out some amazing health advice at this website: www.deniseaustin.com

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