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NWLIFESRC
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1/22/13 1:15 P

love it



BRYANTS1
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1/22/13 12:06 P

It helps to de-stress and gives me more energy!



KAITLYNN51
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1/22/13 12:03 P

I try to walk 3 miles a day on the treadmill and then increase my "steps" throughout the day.
I got a fitbit last year and it's a great motivator to increase the distance. I find myself scheduling my walk time before anything else these days and saying to people "well after my walk I can!" That's a real change for me!



KWOOD1955
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1/22/13 11:11 A

For me, it clears the mind. If something is bothering me or I'm worried about something, a brisk walk makes the world a better place. Silly, but works!



CEEMAY
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1/22/13 10:05 A

Walk with my Aussie every day. Aside from the physical benefits I love being outdoors and enjoying the world I see!

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RAIN-I-DASH
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1/22/13 9:25 A

Walking is one of my favorite things. I live about 1.25 miles from the building where all my classes are this semester, so I walk to them every morning and back every afternoon. For me, not only is the exercise wonderful, but it's also my "me" time where I can get my thoughts in order before and after classes.



KKKAREN
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1/22/13 7:38 A

I love walking and do it nearly everyday



CMCOLE
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1/22/13 6:43 A

Walking is a great thing to do.

It provides you with a new perspective that treadmills and indoor exercising cannot (just a change is often a good thing).

You can do it with a friend, without having to look odd, dress a certain way, or whatever.
You can exercise your (or someone else's) dog, too
You can even volunteer to walk the SPCA dogs, and be doing you and them a favor



BEARLYBOO
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1/22/13 12:34 A

I've been walking for 22 years! Thanks for the reminder.



SURESH_AK
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1/22/13 12:11 A

Benefits of walking

Walking, like other exercise, can help you achieve a number of important health benefits. Walking can help you:

Lower low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (the "bad" cholesterol)
Raise high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (the "good" cholesterol)
Lower your blood pressure
Reduce your risk of or manage type 2 diabetes
Manage your weight
Improve your mood
Stay strong and fit

All it takes to reap these benefits is a routine of brisk walking. It doesn't get much simpler than that. And you can forget the "no pain, no gain" talk. Research shows that regular, brisk walking can reduce the risk of heart attack by the same amount as more vigorous exercise, such as jogging



 
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