Maintain a Physically Active Lifestyle

From the American College of Sports Medicine: Only half of American adults get enough physical activity to reduce the risk of chronic disease, the leading cause of death in the United States. Walking is an easy way to start and maintain a physically active lifestyle. That is why US Surgeon General VADM Vivek H. Murthy, … Continued

Walking Theory

Did you know it is theorized that walking strengthens memory by increasing blood flow and growth in connections between cells in the hippocampus, the part of the brain that controls memory and emotion? Reference: Kirk Erickson PhD et. al. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Walking May Decrease Your Risk of Some Cancers

Did you know that walking may decrease your risk of some cancers especially breast and colorectal cancer? As one type of physical activity, walking will improve metabolism, regulate hormone levels and enhance immune function. Reference: American Cancer Society

Boost Your Mood by Walking

Did you know that just 10 minutes of brisk walking can boost your mood for 2 hours? Reference: Calm energy: How People Regulate Mooed with Food and Exercise by Robert Thayer, PhD

Lower Your Blood Pressure by Walking

Did you know that walking daily, you can lower your blood pressure by at least 4.2% and risk of heart disease by at least 4.5%? Reference: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology 2013

Walking Lowers Weight Gain Rate

Did you know that walking regularly lowers the rate of weight gain? A 2013 Australian study found that over the course of 4 years, the average person gained 3.5 lbs. The study participants, however, did not put on the pounds equally. Those who walked to work gained on average, 2 lbs less than those who … Continued

When to Walk During the Day

Did you know that a 2013 study published in Diabetes Care found that three 15 minute after meal walks each day were more effective at regulating blood-sugar levels than a single 45 minute walk in mid morning or in the afternoon?