My First blog!!
Welcome to my first post. We will talk about a lot of things on this blog. Mostly concerning health, but there may be other things we talk about!
Today I would like to talk about walking. Yes, I know…walking is easy, and a lot of people do it. However sooo many people are reluctant to walk for exercise. Especially those people that have knee or hip pain when walking or getting up and moving, people who have never exercised before, and those that can’t get outside for whatever reason. But, it is very important to get up and move! And walking is one of the easiest ways to get your daily exercise. I am talking about starting out very slowly, you do not have to walk a mile today. Since it is wintertime and we have been having a fairly cold winter, let’s consider walking inside. Sure, if you have the way you can go to the mall and walk….but, what if you can’t get there? You are stuck in your house? well, you can still begin to walk. Ok, start off my stepping off 100 feet. Even if you have to go from one corner to American Heart Association recommends everyone EVERYONE! Gets “30 minutes of exercise per day most days of the week” it can even be 10 minutes 3 times per day. Anyone can do that! Even you! Exercise can be anything that gets your heart rate up…so something as simple as walking can do that!! Really it’s not hard…and if you start now, by the end of the year you maybe walking a mile….or two! You will become more healthy, decrease aging, decrease your chances to get cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and many other health issues that can be detrimental to your life.
You don’t need any expensive equipment, nothing special except maybe a good pair of supportive, comfortable shoes. As with any new activity be sure to check with your Doc before starting any exercise program.
Get up and move!! There is no time for Sitting!!
You can do this!