Walk Your Way to Amazing HealthPrint
Come on, don’t just sit there…
Is there anyone out there alive on this planet today who doubts that walking is good for you? I’m going to take a leap and assume that for most people this is an obvious fact.
And yet, so few of us meander, stroll, trek or march anywhere, let alone walk. America is vast and we need vehicles to transport us where we want to go. And while contemporary speed and efficiency of travel is awe-inspiring (albeit comedian Louis C.K. jokes about our annoyance that air travel isn’t fast enough!), our bodies take a back seat and suffer, physically, from our lack of getting from point A to point B on our own.
So, if we know that walking is good for us, why don’t we do it? My guess, which is not far off from this Slate magazine article, “How we got off the pedestrian path,” is that it’s simply not an efficient means of travel. And yet, somehow, someway, we need to start to view walking (and exercising in general) not as something we do for efficiency of travel, but rather an activity that prolongs our lives. That being said, here are a few inspirations to help you put one foot in front of the other…
Did you know…
“If your daily strolls add up to a half hour most days of the week, you'll probably add a year or more to your life,” according to a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. –realsimple.com
“A 15-minute, moderate speed walk about 30 minutes after eating exerts significant control over the high blood sugar of older people,” and may help control diabetes. –NBC News
“Older, non-disabled people who regularly engaged in physical activity reduced their risk of vascular-related dementia by 40 percent,” according to a new study published in the American Heart Association’s journal, Stroke. –American Heart Association
“Regular participation in exercise has been shown to be helpful in the prevention of such killers as heart disease, cancer and diabetes. Exercise also helps to control weight.” –Discovery Fit & Health
“Using data from the National Walkers’ Health Study, including more than 32,000 women and 8,000 men, researchers found that those who took the longest weekly walks were more likely to use less medication.” –Rodale News
Res-Q Orosine: While this amazing little product won’t tie your walking shoes, it will give the energy you need not only to want to get up and walk, but it will probably make you want to walk faster and farther. It’s the first product of its kind that works directly on the cells to improve the delivery of oxygen to the heart, relax blood vessels and improve blood flow to the heart, all the things that make energy in the body possible.