April 3 Is National Walking Day!
Today is the American Heart Association's "National Walking Day". We are all aware that physical inactivity significantly increases the risk of heart disease and places us at risk for many other illnesses. But, did you know that just walking can significantly reduce the risk of many diseases?
Just a few walking benefits include:
- Walking 30 minutes/day just 4 days/week can reduce risk of diabetes by nearly 60%
- Walking 20 minutes/day can burn 7 lbs. of body fat a year
- Walking 30 minutes/day can reduce risk of heart disease by 50% and lower cholesterol
- Walking 30 minutes/day can drop systolic blood pressure by 6 points
To find a more specific walking plan, visit heart.org/nationalwalkingday