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Walk – Don’t Run!


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Written by Julia

Our bodies are designed to amble, roam, wander, stroll…

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 take place – even just standing for 20 minutes without doing anything else can greatly improve your health!  A nice walk for 20 minutes a day adds healthy time to your lifespan, and reduces the risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

Here are some simple 20-minute ideas to get you moving:

    • Take a walk
    • Work in the garden 
    • Go for a swim 
    • Ride your bike through the neighborhood 
    • Window shop in the mall
    • Put on your favorite music and dance
    • Walk around the room while you’re on the telephone
    • Go outside with your child or grandchild and participate in their games or activities

Do anything that requires your body to move.  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 movement.

“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 more information on how to improve your health and be fit, contact Julia Johnson at Life in Motion Fitness for a FREE fitness consultation in the East Valley cities of Chandler, Sun Lakes, Gilbert, Mesa, Tempe and Scottsdale, Arizona TODAY!  For more information about in-home personal training services in Arizona, visit



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 ~