May 1, 2012

New Month's Resolution: May

Move a mile every day!

Walking, just like breathing and eating, is one of the most natural things you can do. Unfortunately, less than one third of the U.S. population gets enough physical activity throughout the average day.  

Although walking isn't always the best way to shed pounds for someone trying to lose weight (for weight loss, try burst training) it does have a variety of health benefits.  

From reducing your risk of stroke, heart disease, diabetes, treating arthritis to reducing your mental stress walking could be one of the most powerful "drugs" ever created.

As Bill Phillips says, "Exercise is the most underutilized antidepressant."

Almost anyone can tolerate walking as it has minimal impact on the joints and you can do it anywhere!

Make going for a walk part of your daily routine this month and commit to at least a mile.  

Whether you take your dog for a walk in the morning, walk during lunch with co-workers or take the whole family out for a walk after dinner -- these 20 minutes a day will benefit your physical and mental health!

Print this calendar to hang on your fridge and mark every day you go for at least a mile walk or run. Move a mile everyday in May, and we'll enter you to win a $50 gift card to Runners!    

In 2012, I challenge you to do a new month’s resolution instead of a new year’s resolution. This year, let’s celebrate accomplishments and re-focus on new goals each month.

On the first of every month, a new month’s resolution will be posted on Share your updates in the comments below or on the Kehres Health Facebook page. Articles and tips will be posted with each resolution.

Make your health a priority throughout the year!

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