By Michele Stanten, Walking Coach and ACE-Certified Group Fitness Instructor There are countless physical activities out there, but walking is one the easiest ways to make a positive change and effectively improve your health. Studies have found that even two-minute walking breaks can improve the function of disease-fighting and metabolism-boosting genes. And as little as one … Continue reading Type 1&2 Diabetes: A 15 Minute Walk Can Curb Chocolate Cravings
You’re at your destination and ready to see what there is to see. The real question is this: Are you ready to walk? For people with diabetes, this can be a complicated question. Those who’ve dealt with the disease for many years may have some sort of problem with their feet. It doesn’t have to … Continue reading Keeping Your Feet Fit for Travel
While any exercise at all is certainly better than living a couch-potato lifestyle, women might see lower blood pressure and less depression with hard-core exercise compared to moderate physical activity, according to the results of a new study. Conducted by researchers in Australia, the study found that middle-aged women who reported a mix of moderate … Continue reading Vigorous Activity May Be Better for Women Than Moderate Workouts
Warmer temperatures bring the opportunity to put on our walking shoes and step outside for our workouts. But if you, like me, have been walking for many years, you may find yourself bored with the same old routine. To avoid burnout, try these five ways to rev up your walk. Take a new route If … Continue reading Five Ways to Rev Up Your Walking Routine
“I knew I didn’t eat a totally healthy diet because bread is a big weakness of mine. Worse, exercise was something I kept planning to do but hadn’t gotten around to,” recalls 62-year-old Laura M., who lives in a New York City suburb. “I had been feeling more tired than usual and had a cut … Continue reading Diagnosed After Sixty: Medication Not Required
The answer to the looming threat of obesity and cardiovascular disease could be as simple as putting one foot in front of the other. Indeed, according to a new campaign from managed-care giant Kaiser Permanente, walking has benefits in the short and long term. “Yeah, yeah,” you might be saying. “People always tell me to … Continue reading Have You Taken Your Walk Today?
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