National Walking Day
The first Wednesday of April marks National Walking Day. Every April, the National Heart Association celebrates physical activity and encourages all Americans to commit to being more active on a regular basis. Committing to walk at least 30 minutes a day is an easy way to increase daily exercise and stay healthy.* Statistics show that individuals are more likely to stick to walking than any other exercise regimen. Here are some easy ways to incorporate walking into your day.
The Health Benefits of Walking
There are numerous health benefits associated with walking. Because you are carrying your own bodyweight while you walk, it’s considered a weight-bearing exercise. Some benefits of walking include:
• Support for cardiovascular and pulmonary fitness*
• Heart health support
• Blood pressure regulation (within normal range)
• Increased endurance*
• Healthy weight management*
Commit to 30 Minutes a Day
To get the health benefits of walking, try to walk briskly 30 minutes on most days. A “brisk” walk means that you can still talk but not sing, as you should be exerting moderate energy. Though walking is a moderate activity that can be enjoyed by many, always consult your healthcare practitioner if you have any concerns or medical conditions.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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