Small changes every day can have a significant impact on your overall health. Taking the stairs instead of elevators, parking the car a little further, taking calls while standing and moving, going for a 10 minute walk on your lunch break or even walking to work. All these little extra moves are full of benefits for those who spend hours sitting down.
Regular walking can help strengthen muscles and bones, improve mental health and prevent a lot of medical conditions, including heart disease, depression, cancer, Type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. And if you're looking to lose weight, your goal could be just steps away: According to a study in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology journal, adults who walked or biked to work were shown to have lower body fat than those who drove.
If you live within a reasonable distance of your work, consider this a perfect opportunity to give the car a break, conserve some fuel and enjoy some fresh air by hoofing it to the office.
For those who are new to exercise, walking is a perfect way to ease into regular physical activity. You don't need to possess any special skills, a gym membership or any equipment - other than the right shoes, of course.
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