A recent article in USA today reminded me to remind us all that we should not underestimate the benefits of walking. Good for maintaining your weight, reducing risk of certain diseases -and that means at any age. How easy can it be?
We don’t need any special equipment or expensive club dues! It can be social thing- call a friend and say, “let go to for a walk”. It can be way to keep you and your dog happy, or you can take meditative walk in the woods- all will benefit your health and your waistline.
Want to challenge yourself? A fun way is to get a pedometer and set a goal of a certain number of steps a day. (The recommended level is 10,000 steps.) You’ll be amazed how the steps add up- just walking around doing every day things. Start with a longer walk from the parking lot or a quick walk after lunch.
Now that weather is nice all over the country- even here in the Northern clime- lets get out and get healthy.
The side bar of this article in USA today has many more tips for counting your steps.