Walk Your Way to Better Health

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Walk your way to better health

Starting a new fitness routine can be a little daunting, but improving your health doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, it can be as simple as putting one foot in front of the other! Time to walk to better health!

Walking is an effective, easy, and low-impact way to improve your health. In fact, regular physical activity such as walking can provide major benefits, including:

  • Reduced risk of heart disease
  • Weight loss
  • Lower blood pressure and cholesterol
  • Reduced risk of developing diabetes
  • Stress relief

A recent study in the journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology,  found that brisk walking can lower risk for high blood pressure and diabetes, just as much as running can.

Getting started on a walking routine

Set aside some time in your day, choose a safe route, invest in some comfortable walking shoes, and go! While it’s ideal to get at least 45 minutes of moderate exercise a day, any amount of activity can be beneficial. Remember, start slowly and work your way up if you haven’t been exercising regularly. Aim to walk a short distance three times a week, and increase your distance and speed gradually.

Stay motivated by walking with a partner, listening to music, or choosing a route that you really enjoy. Try carrying a pedometer to keep track of how far you’ve gone or track via Health App on your smart phone or invest in a FitBit. As your body adjusts to the new activity, you may find that you have more energy, your moods feel more balanced, and you feel healthier overall. If you set realistic goals and stick to them, you’ll be amazed at what a simple daily walk can do for your health!

Looking for a holistic approach to health, we can help! Give us a call today (425) 686-4498 to schedule your initial consultation.


Sources:

“The Benefits of Daily Physical Activity.” American Heart Association. 2007.

“Physical Activity in your Daily Life.” American Heart Association. 2007.https://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/PhysicalActivity/FitnessBasics/Physical-activity-improves-quality-of-life_UCM_307977_Article.jsp

Acupuncture Media Works

“Walking for Fitness.” Mayo Clinic. Dec. 22, 2006.

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Dr. Ellie Heintze, ND, LAc

  • Master’s Degree in Acupuncture
    Bastyr University
  • Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine
    Bastyr University
  • Master’s Degree in Chemistry
    Northern Arizona University
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