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22 MARCH Taking A Stroll

In our last blog, we discussed some healthy eating tips to celebrate National Nutrition Month and we’re going to continue the trend to building a healthier lifestyle. We have some ideas on creating a light exercise regimen that can help you continue on your path to a happier, healthier you. Looking to shed a few pounds? Maybe you’ve already lost some weight and you’re looking to keep it off? Or perhaps you’re just looking to get started on the journey to health in general. Patriot Healthcare is here for you! All it takes to get started is to get on your feet and take the first steps….literally!

If you are looking to get healthy and lose some extra weight in the process, you can accelerate the weight loss process by walking daily. Physical activity is a boon to any healthy lifestyle plan, and you may be surprised just how many calories can be burned just from walking more. Consider how much weight you would like to lose and you can begin to create a daily step goal to help you reach your goal weight even faster.

Daily walks aren’t just for losing weight. You can utilize this routine to help maintain a better, healthier lifestyle in a low impact way. Finding the time to take a 30 minute stroll each day can help in a myriad of ways such as lower blood pressure, reduced stress and anxiety levels, improved restfulness, and depression relief. The overall health benefits associated with taking a daily walk are many — and it doesn’t get much easier than just taking a walk when it comes to physical activity.

Which brings us to the folks that are looking for a way to just get started on their journey to personal well-being. Becoming more aware of personal health is something that many adults do, especially as we get older. Trying to get motivated when you feel less than enthusiastic about getting your blood pumping can be tough, but there are little things you can do to get started. Park a few spots further away next time you take a trip to the grocery store. Walk those 9 holes next time instead of getting a cart at the clubhouse. There are apps for your smartphone that can track your daily steps. Set a small goal to start, and slowly increase it until you are getting a daily routine you can live with.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends 150 to 300 minutes of moderate activity per week for adults, and this can help fight against many potentially chronic health issues like cardiovascular disease, type-2 diabetes and even some forms of cancer.  Don’t wait another day to get started on the path to a healthier lifestyle.  Eat a delicious meal, then go take a walk and start feeling better today!  For more ideas on how to get healthier, call Patriot Healthcare at (888)-401-8988 to schedule an appointment and to learn more.

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