Take a walk and get healthy for life

nutrition centers recommend walkingWhen we’re trying to get healthy for life, we have to increase our physical activity and consume proper nutrition. An easy way to burn more calories while improving your overall health is to walk. That’s right—a simple walking program can boost your health and reduce your risk of diseases and chronic illnesses—exactly the reason why all nutrition centers agree that an activity as simple as walking can be a game changer.

Walking is a perfect complement to any strength and flexibility training you’re doing. Doctors often recommend walking as an ideal way for clients who haven’t worked out in awhile to ease back into exercise. Activity is critical for weight loss and management programs, as moving is what revs our metabolism and burns fat and calories.

In addition to boosting weight loss efforts, walking reduces the risk of stroke and heart attacks. Research conducted by the University of Southern California found that individuals who walked briskly on a regular basis had a 40 percent lower stroke risk than those who were the least fit participants.

Studies have also shown that walking just 30 minutes per day helps reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes and makes your muscles more sensitive to insulin. It can also lower your blood pressure, raise your levels of healthy HDL cholesterol and decrease the risk of arthritis.

It makes perfect sense that nutrition centers recommend this easy, low-cost exercise—not only for its physical benefits, but for its mental ones as well. Walking is a great way to reduce stress, which often leads to overeating or emotional cravings. Studies found that walking engages your brain’s emotion centers and releases the hormones that boost your mood and decrease cravings, ultimately warding off anxiety and depression. Plus, taking a walk outside gives you a dose of vitamin D (be sure to always wear sunscreen!). How amazing that taking a few steps can lead you so much closer to becoming healthy for life!

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Healthy For Life
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Toni T.
Toni T.
2017-11-09 04:02:50
Great program with very supportive personnel. Great work out class on Sunday.
Michelle Y.
Michelle Y.
2017-07-17 15:11:38
Great staff. Knowledge and pleasant. Getting healthy after some crazy long days working over the past few years! Time to get fit!
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Jeicel G.
2017-06-27 22:25:54
I couldn't be happier! The staff is awesome... though I only have seen the doctor twice, I'm ok because the team is great! The only issue for me really is...