Walk Your Way To Health

Walk Your Way To Health

‘Walking is the closest thing to a magic bullet for health’
– Graham Colditz, MD, Washington University, School of Medicine

Regular activity, like walking, is hard to beat when it comes to keeping yourself healthy. It lowers the risk of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, stroke, arthritis and osteoporosis, helps keep weight in check and boosts your mood.

Physical activity is especially important in the prevention of chronic disease. Almost 1 out of every 2 adults [133 million Americans] had at least one chronic illness in 2005. To create a healthier, wealthier and happier population, we need to reduce chronic dis- eases and find ways to alleviate their symptoms. The United Nations’ World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention agree that chronic diseases can be prevented or delayed by being active and walking. There is a linear relation: increases in physical activity and fitness lead to improved health. [Canada Medical Journal, 2006]

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