Walk with a Doc in Pleasanton - Dec 8

Walk with a Doc in Pleasanton - Dec 8
Dec 08, 2012 10:00 AM - Dec 08, 2012

Pleasanton Sports and Recreation Park
5800 Parkside Drive
Pleasanton, CA
10:00 AM

Want to live longer? Take a Walk!

Science is increasingly showing that people who engage in physical activity for even just a few minutes a day are more likely to live months, even years, longer than those who are sedentary.  One of the best ways to get moving is to simply walk!

Walking has proven to be perhaps the best exercise bargain around. It’s simple; nearly everyone can do it. It’s low impact and easier on the joints than running. It’s safe – with a doctor’s okay – for people with orthopedic ailments, heart conditions, and those who are more than 20% overweight. And it’s free! The only additional equipment you really need is a good pair of properly fitting walking shoes - all of which means that those who take up walking for fitness are much more likely to stick with it. In fact according to the American Heart Association walking has the lowest dropout rate of any physical activity.

In addition to increasing life expectancy, walking for as little as 30 minutes a day can help:

• Reduce the risk of coronary heart disease
• Improve blood pressure and blood sugar levels
• Maintain body weight and lower the risk of obesity
• Enhance mental well-being
• Improve blood lipid profile
• Reduce the risk of osteoporosis
• Reduce the risk of breast and colon cancer
• Reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes

That quick stroll around the block seems a little more worthwhile now, doesn’t it?

Make walking a part of your fitness regimen. Join your doctor and others looking to improve their health at the next Walk with a Doc event.

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