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Makeing Walking Part of Your Life


 
Walking is great for you—both physically and mentally.  No matter whether you’re just starting a walking habit, or you have walked miles every day for years, walking helps you be healthier and feel better.
 
Brisk walking can:
Help control blood pressure and blood sugar
Improve your appearance
Improve your physical stamina
Improve cholesterol levels—lower bad cholesterol, and raise good cholesterol
Help with weight loss and weight control
Improve muscle strength
Decrease anxiety and depression and improve emotional well-being
Postpone disability in seniors by several years 
Increase your life span
Improve your quality of life
 
Deaconess is a sponsor of many walking-related activities in our community, including:
 
Deaconess Healthier U Walks: Saturdays, April – June
The YMCA Half Marathon, including Jump Start/Team 13 training:  summer – early October
 
Deaconess also sponsors walking paths and locations.  
 
Eastland Mall 1-Mile Fitness Walk   http://www.shopeastlandmall.com/Hours  (adding walking hours to this URL, per Sean)
Deaconess Sports Park Wellness Track – a designated American Heart Association walking path - www.startwalkingnow.org.  The Wellness Track also includes six fitness stations spaced along the path, helping you get in a full body workout.
 
Area walking trails, groups
 
 
Deaconess MyHealth articles about walking
 
Getting Started with Physical Activity   (getting ready to publish)
 

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