A Walk a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

A daily walk is good for your ticker, according to Exercises for Heart Health, The Complete Guide for Heart Attack, Heart Surgery, and Cardiovascular Disease Patients, by leading rehabilitation expert, William Smith. How does walking improve your health?
=Manages your weight, which lowers risk of Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer, sleep apnea and osteoarthritis.
=Controls blood pressure by strengthening heart.
=Decreases risk of heart attack.
=Boosts good cholesterol.
=Lowers risk of strike.
=Prevent depression.
=Reduce risk of certain cancers, like colon and breast cancer.
=Protects against osteoporosis.
=Eases stress.
=Improves sleep.

Be sure to consult your doctor before starting any workout regime. According to the Berkeley Wellness Letter, you should aim for a half an hour walk each day. And to make it more interesting, bring a friend, walk your dog or change your route.

Supplement your walking with the stability and movement exercises found in Smith’s guide.