(spinal stenosis ) posibility of surgery in the summer! So I need to keep moving!
Walking feels great.. it's just getting up and out the door!
My dog MiMi..loves to go walking .. she's my walking buddy.
I know alot of you walk.. and my friend has a great Blog to encourage you.. www.anniesrubyslipperz.com
Her web site has great information for staying healthy.. also Read the artice below.. weather is great.. no excuses.. let's do it!
The Health Benefits of WalkingWalking is good for your heart. A recent Harvard study shows that walking at a moderate pace (3 mph) for up to 3 hours a week—or 30 minutes a day--can cut the risk of heart disease in women by as much as 40%. This is the same benefit you would get from aerobics, jogging, or other vigorous exercise. The benefits to men are comparable.
Along with its benefits to the heart, walking:
- improves circulation
- helps breathing
- combats depression
- bolsters the immune system
- helps prevent osteoporosis
- helps prevent and control diabetes
- helps control weight (see below)
Walk and Lose Weight
I've been through every diet under the sun, and I can tell you that getting up, getting out, and walking is always the first goal.Walking is aerobic exercise. It keeps you fit and it helps you take off extra weight and keep it off. Obesity has become an epidemic among Americans; it is especially troubling that so many American children are now overweight or obese. Numerous studies have shown that lack of exercise is a major factor.
- Oprah Winfrey
Number of calories a 150-pound person burns walking at a moderate pace (3 mph):
|10 minutes||0.5 miles||44|
|20 minutes||1 mile||88|
|30 minutes||1.5 miles||132|
|40 minutes||2 miles||176|
|50 minutes||2.5 miles||219|
|60 minutes||3 miles||263|
Number of calories a 150-pound person burns walking at a brisk pace (4 mph):
|10 minutes||.67 miles||61|
|20 minutes||1.33 mile||122|
|30 minutes||2 miles||183|
|40 minutes||2.67 miles||244|
|50 minutes||3.33 miles||305|
|60 minutes||4 miles||366|