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Benefits of Walking

Walking is the number one exercise I recommend to most of my patients because it is quite easy to do, requires nothing but a pair of supportive walking shoes, and has tremendous mental and physical benefits.

Exercise supports a healthy immune system, is a mood booster and helps manage anxiety and stress—something we can all benefit from to help us stay calm during the pandemic. One of the easiest ways to shed the weight, stay healthy, and live longer is so shockingly simple; all you need to do is put one foot in front of the other… and then keep going.

And whether you decide to lace up your sneakers and walk before work, take a walk during a lunch break, or take an after-dinner walk – walking will improve your mood, making your brain sharper and your heart happier.  Make a daily plan to get outside for at least 30 minutes a day to enjoy the sunshine, fresh air, and nature’s beauty. Remember: “MOTION IS LOTION!” Summer comes and goes quickly, make the most of it!

By Dr. Phil McAllister

Source: Forward Health

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