Posted on January 13, 2012 in Fitness
Part II – FITNESS & EXERCISE (following Part I – Food-Nutrition)
“Walking at least half an hour, six days a week, can cut mortality rates from heart disease in half”. (Cooper Institute for Aerobics Research).
Cardiovascular disease is a serious health threat. Nearly 5 million Americans suffer from it. One of the safest and most effective ways to improve your cardiovascular fitness is by walking.
Walking is an ideal, low-impact aerobic exercise. When done regularly, it can reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer, lower total cholesterol, raise healthy HDL cholesterol, and lower blood pressure. It can help maintain healthy bones and muscles, stabilize blood sugar, improve immunity, and relieve some of the stress in your life. Thousands have realized the physical and psychological benefits of walking. That’s why walking has become one of the most popular ways to stay fit. Another reason is because it is inexpensive––all it takes is a little motivation and a comfortable pair of shoes.