As summer approaches it is easier to get outside and get moving. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends 30 minutes of physical activity a day, five times a week. Physical Activity is anything that gets your body moving and burns calories. Walking is an easy way to get outside and also get some exercise!
Start with a short distance and an easy pace. Focus on your posture and breathe deeply. You can pick up the pace and include brisk intervals as you go.
Don't forget to stretch!
Walking isn't for you? Remember that Ladies First offers free memberships to Curves and other local fitness centers.
Whether you enjoy swimming, biking, or lawn games, something is always better than nothing!
Looking for a nice place to walk?
Ladies First can also provide free local walking trail maps. Contact us for more information!
Want more information on walking? Check out these articles from the AHA:
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