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Walk, Don’t Run!


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Written by Julia

Depositphotos_2697120_mWalk – Don’t Run!

Our bodies are designed to strut, step lively, trot and generally move about…

Don’t worry about running a marathon, riding a bike for 2 or 3 hours, or throwing your body into high intensity, strenuous jumping to try to “get fit”.

Rather than thinking of improving your health with “exercise” in the way we have become to dislike the term, a better way to look at living a prolonged HEALTHY life is by just being active.

The best way to receive multiple health benefits is to simply get moving. It only takes 20 minutes a day for those benefits to start to take place! A brisk walk for 30 minutes a day adds healthy time to your lifespan, and reduces the risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer. All you have to do is lace up with a good pair of sneakers! It’s that easy. It’s also safe, the least expensive and has the lowest dropout rate of any type of exercise.*

Regular brisk walking can help you:

  • -Maintain a healthy weight
  • -Strengthen your bones
  • -Lift your mood
  • -Improve your balance and coordination

Set a reachable goal just for today. As you get in better shape, you can work toward an overall goal of briskly walking 30 minutes a day. Many physiological changes will occur in your body that will result in better health. What’s more, it doesn’t matter what age you start this activity. Anyone and everyone can enjoy the benefits of repeated daily, purposeful walks.

“A body in motion tends to stay in motion” – a human body in motion tends to be a healthy body in motion.

So walk, don’t run, for a healthier, happier you!

For help learning the safest, most effective ways to improve your health, call Life in Motion Fitness today at 480-264-9567!  Or visit

*Courtesy of The American Heart Association and The Mayo Clinic

About the author
Julia has been a certified personal trainer since 1999 with personal training certifications from the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and the National Exercise Trainer Association (NETA). She has been a certified group exercise instructor since the early 90's with certifications from NETA and the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). She has owned and operated a private personal training business since 2010. With her extensive experience in the fitness field, she has been successful in developing strength and conditioning programs for individuals in a variety of age groups from teens to seniors.
~ Julia ~