National Walking Day 2013

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National Walking DayThis year the American Heart Association has set aside April 3rd, 2013 as National Walking Day. The goal is to encourage everyone to briskly walk for a minimum of 30 minutes.

The driving force behind the day is the current increase in the number of American’s whom are not fitting in enough physical activity into their day. Currently, less than 50 percent of adults are getting enough daily exercise as recommended by the American Heart Association, this being a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week. This amount of exercise will allow you to see the health benefits brought on by physical activity, benefits such as weight loss, lower blood pressure, a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes and some types of cancers. By fitting in more time for physical activity and living an overall healthier lifestyle you will see drastic positive changes in your life.

National Walking Day serves as the perfect starting point and motivational factor for those looking to get started on leading a healthier lifestyle.

For more information, visit the American Heart Associations website.

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