Today is National Walking Day. In commemoration of this day, here follows …
… The Benefits of Walking by Janice Taylor
(excerpt from her best-selling book, Our Lady of Weight Loss: Miraculous and Motivational Musings from the Patron Saint of Permanent Fat Removal)
From stress reduction to less incidence of cancer, heart disease, stroke, and diabetes, the benefits of walking are amazing! Some even say walking relieves constipation and helps cure impotence.
Walking stimulates the brain release endorphins and increases the production of the neurotransmitter serotonin, the body’s natural mood elevator. Literally, walking makes us happy.
Walking gives us the biggest bang for our buck; it is the simplest and easiest way to exercise for most people.
Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence and third president of the United States, believed that “of all exercises, walking is the best.”
It seems our patriotic duty is to walk!
Here are a few ideas from Our Lady of Weight Loss on how to increase your daily steps.
- Get off the bus or subway one stop earlier than usual.
- Park your car at the far end of the mall.
- Dust and/or vacuum your home during commercials (especially during the food commercials!).
- Take the stairs instead of the elevator.
- Get up and go visit coworkers. Resist the urge to use the intercom or email.
- Pick up lunch instead of ordering out.
- Walk your neighbor’s dog (He’ll like you for it!).
- Wear a pedometer! It will keep you honest and you can compete against yourself daily!
faToid: Do your thighs rub together as you walk, creating a bit of chafing irritation? Don’t sweat it. You’re not alone. Try sprinkling a bit of powder on those prime meat spots and wear loose, comfortable clothing!
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