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Walk Your Way to Better Health with CoachTheah: The Surprising Benefits of Daily Walking

Walking is one of the simplest yet most beneficial forms of exercise. It requires no equipment other than a good pair of shoes and can be done anywhere at any time. Walking helps improve cardiovascular health, strengthen muscles, bones, and joints, and enhances balance and coordination. It can aid in weight loss, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, reduce stress, and boost energy and mood.

For most healthy adults, walking just 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week can lead to significant health improvements. Adding short walking breaks throughout your day can also provide benefits. With a low risk of injury and high returns for improved fitness, walking is an excellent activity for people of all ages and fitness levels.

What can walking do for you?

💪strengthen muscles

✅help prevent weight gain

📉lower risks of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and osteoporosis

improve balance

lower the likelihood of falling

Choose your course carefully

If you'll be walking outdoors, avoid paths with cracked sidewalks, potholes, low-hanging limbs or uneven turf. If the weather isn't appropriate for walking, consider walking in a shopping mall that offers open times for walkers.

Warm up. Walk slowly for five to 10 minutes to warm up your muscles and prepare your body for exercise.

Cool down. At the end of your walk, walk slowly for five to 10 minutes to help your muscles cool down.

Stretch. After you cool down, gently stretch your muscles. If you'd rather stretch before you walk, remember to warm up first.

Staying Motivated

Walking regularly requires dedication, especially if you aim to make it a long-term habit. There are various techniques that can keep you motivated to lace up your shoes and hit the pavement on a consistent basis:

❤️Find a Walking Group or Partner

❤️Use Fitness Apps and Devices (Nike Run Club, Pacer, Smartwatch)

❤️Listen to Music or Audiobooks

Week 1 - Walking plan - During this first week, don't worry about speed-walking down the block. Instead, keep a gentle pace and even, controlled breaths

🚶Monday:​ Walk 5 minutes

Tuesday:​ Rest

🚶Wednesday:​ Walk 10 minutes

Thursday:​ Rest

🚶Friday:​ Walk 15 minutes

Saturday:​ Rest

🚶Sunday:​ Walk 5 minutes

If you want to start a walking or fitness program, contact me at or 606-359-1311

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