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Walking For Your Health

When it comes to your health you should start thinking about wearing out your sports shoes. Sure it’s autumn and the days are getting much colder but taking walks will actually help you to avoid sniffles. While walking each step that you take is mobilizing your immune system and as it gets stronger the fewer problems you’ll have with cold and flu viruses.

It has been discovered that people who exercise at least five or more days a week have up to 46% fewer colds and even if an active person does catch the sniffles their symptoms are up to 41% less severe than with inactive people. The idea isn’t to start exercising into exhaustion just start slow and increase your steps each day until you reach a comfortable level and continue walking more and more each day. During the week even if all you want to do after dinner is to plop yourself down by the TV take at least a cruise around the block you’ll feel much better for it. In fact, walking for at least 20 minutes a day can make a woman younger by as much as 1.9 years and a man by 1.2 years.

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  1. I always walk every chance I could get every day. Sometimes I would intentionally leave my bike and take a walk if my destination is just a few blocks away.

    And I do spend some time walking/jogging at the oval every week.

    True, it makes me feel good doing so.

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  2. 14300 steps a day 7 days a week is 100,000 steps (just over)

    My goal is 100,000 steps a week, 5 million steps a year.
    I walk with my dog, because if I don’t he reminds me that I owe him a walk!

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    • that is fantastic, Doc. You certainly are rolling back the years. That’s just it, I know if I adopt another cat the two of us will laze away the days but a dog would get me out there so I am undecided about what to do

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      • my dog comes down to my office when I am working at home at 5 pm. He stands in the office door with his let’s go face.

        On the weekends his sister (our other dog) and the twins walk less than he and I do. He loves the weekends!

        He keeps me moving!

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