Tip: Walk Daily for Regular Physical Activity

A study in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise found that three brisk 10-minute walks daily were as effective as one 30-minute walk daily in decreasing the risk factors for heart disease.

A study in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise found that three brisk 10-minute walks daily were as effective as one 30-minute walk daily in decreasing the risk factors for heart disease.

Here are several suggestions for incorporating short walks into your daily activity:

Call to Action:Walking and Meeting

  • Take mini-walks – Walk during work breaks.  Arrange for a meeting and then take a walk with the person.

  • Take the stairs – If you work or live in a building that has stairs, walk up and down a few flights every day.

  • Park and walk – Park further away from the store or office instead of seeking the closest parking space.

  • Walk on your lunch break – Wear comfortable shoes and clothing.  You will return refreshed and ready to work.

  • Move while on the phone – Stand up and move around while you have phone conversations. You can do some stretching too!

  • Walk around the room – While commercials are playing on the TV get up and walk around the room.

If you’ve been sedentary for a while and just starting to add some physical activity to your day try some of these ideas for just 5 minutes and add a few minutes to each new day.

To your wellness,

Lynn

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