Walk for Health
Video by Dr. Anthony Vasile
Take a Walk for Your Health
Walking just 30 minutes a day can transform a person’s health. Not only is it very effective for health but it is free. Walk with a loved one, a friend or a pet. The US Physical Activity Guidelines call for all adults to engage in at least 150 min/week of moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA). A brisk walk is considered moderate physical activity for the average person. This does not mean a walk where you are lollygagging around. This means have an intention to take a walk. Pick the speed up at points. You want to feel your heart rate rise and your breathing pattern change.
“The health benefits accrued from engaging in regular physical activity (PA) are well recognized, and specific to women are a decreased risk for all-cause mortality,1,2 coronary heart disease (CHD),3 diabetes,4 hypertension,5 breast cancer,6 and osteoporosis,7 and an improvement in mental health and quality of life.8,9 Despite this strong evidence, less than half of female adults in the United States participate in the recommended amount of PA to gain these protective health benefits, and almost a quarter report no leisure time PA.10”
“When providing a PA prescription to an individual, national recommendations state that all individuals should strive to accumulate 30 minutes or more of a moderate intensity on 5 days/week and that this recommendation can be achieved through the accumulation of 10-minute bouts of activity performed throughout the day.”
“Overall, these data suggest that women who are prescribed one 30-minute bout of walking may meet PA recommendations more often than those prescribed three 10-minute bouts.”
You need to ensure you and your family get daily exercise. Going for a walk is free, it improves your health, improves your immune function, and makes you feel and look better! Daily exercise, along with other healthy lifestyle choices, including supplementation with Innate Choice OmegA+D, managing stress, and getting regular chiropractic adjustments is a cheap, effective way to stay well.
Serwe KM, Swartz AM, Hart TL, Strath SJ. Effectiveness of long and short bout walking on increasing physical activity in women. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2011;20(2):247-253. doi:10.1089/jwh.2010.2019
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