Superior Health Center- February 2020

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FEBRUARY 2020

How 30 Minutes a Day Drastical ly Improves Your Health GET UP AND MOVE!

Now, this doesn’t mean you have to throw yourself into an exercise program that pushes you to your limits. In fact, it can be the complete opposite for you. Walking is the best and easiest means of exercise.Whether you’re at the office, your home, or the gym, you can start walking.This evenly paced, low- impact form of exercise will get your body moving toward optimum health. ImprovingYour Health People who walk for 30 minutes a day experience the significant health benefits of reduced body fat, strengthened bones and muscles, and increased cardiovascular (heart) and pulmonary (lungs) fitness. Walking improves blood flow throughout your body, an essential part of fighting neuropathy.Additionally, the more you walk, the lower your risk for strokes, heart disease, andType 2 diabetes. A Much Needed Mental Break One of the best parts about walking is that you don’t have to think too hard about what your body is doing.You can simply seize the chance to clear your mind and relax. During an especially stressful day, you will be amazed by what a 15-minute walk through your

neighborhood can do.You’ll feel your worries and anxieties subside as you soak in the sun and breathe in the fresh air. Tips to Get Moving If you have a tight schedule, don’t be dejected; there are plenty of ways you can incorporate walking into your life. Break up the recommended 30-minute walk into segments, whether that means two 15-minute walks or three 10-minute walks each day. Use your breaks at work to walk around the building, or take a jaunt right when you get home.You can prioritize walking in smaller ways too, like using the stairs instead of the elevator, walking to nearby shops rather than driving, or volunteering to take the family dog — or a neighbor’s! — on a long walk. Remember, it’s important to walk around the same time each day to incorporate it into your daily routine.The more natural it becomes, the more likely you’ll prioritize this healthy habit. The most crucial lesson we can learn from National Get Up Day is that we don’t have to observe it only once a year.Take this opportunity to start walking and create a healthy habit that you’ll enjoy.

It can be challenging to exercise every day, especially for those who find they have little extra room in their schedules. However, getting up and moving is a significant part of maintaining health. Even just stretching your legs for a few minutes is beneficial for both your body and mind. National Get Up Day is recognized on Feb. 1. This holiday was created in 2016 to celebrate getting back up and moving forward no matter how many times you may fall down. It also serves as a source of inspiration for those aiming to complete their fitness goals even through hard times. For many individuals, this means literally getting up on their feet and walking, or jogging, toward a healthier life.

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