Spring is the perfect time to go for a walk. After the long winter, naturally we are drawn to the outdoors to enjoy the warm weather, fresh air and beautiful scenery.
There are so many great reasons to walk. Walking helps prevent or improve type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke. It makes your bones, muscles and joints stronger. It’s great for our brain health too — helping improve memory and thinking, reduces the risk for Alzheimer’s, and helps prevent or improve depression. It also increases your energy and stamina.
Walking can also be a major boon for weight loss. In fact, power walking helped me lose 60 pounds, which led me to where I am today.
In my latest story for Blue Cross NC, I share some tips to help you get started with a walking program.
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