jueves, 26 de mayo de 2016

Walking for Health - Harvard Health

Walking for Health - Harvard Health

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Marching orders: How to start a walking program

This simple activity is one of the best ways to protect your heart. To start walking for exercise, all you really need is a comfortable pair of shoes (preferably sneakers). That’s just one reason that this low-impact, do-anywhere exercise is so popular. But the health benefits of walking are the real bonus. Brisk, regular walking is an effective way to lower blood pressure and stave off diabetes, both of which lower heart disease risk. In fact, two large, long-term Harvard studies suggest that walking for about 20 minutes a day may cut your risk of heart disease by as much as 30%.

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Walking for 2.5 hours a week — that’s just 21 minutes a day — can cut your risk of heart disease by 30%. In addition, this do-anywhere, no-equipment-required activity has also been shown to reduce the risk of diabetes and cancer, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and keep you mentally sharp.

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Danger-proof your walking routine

Longer days and warmer weather beckoning you to head back outdoors for regular walks? Don’t be afraid to answer the call, but remember not to take your walking routine lightly. While walking is a simple and effective exercise, physical and environmental dangers could turn a walk outside into a trip to the hospital, sabotaging your good intentions to stay healthy. One hazard to be mindful of is your gait or any stability issues you may have.
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