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“The secret to living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple and love without measure.” ~ Tibetan proverb “Solvitur ambulando.” (It is solved by walking.) ~ Diogenes “If you can walk to the fridge, you can walk.” ~ Charlie

I am walking purposefully every day in preparation for a 10-day race next June. So far, I have been out on the roads and the Lynn Valley Trail for a minimum of 6K and a maximum of 20K every day since September 11. I am doing it as training for the event, but, at the same time, the potential health benefits are absolutely remarkable. A good walking regimen can have a profound effect on your physical, mental and emotional health. The list of pluses is long: Walking is important for the health of your heart. As it is cardiovascular exercise, it raises the heart rate, strengthening the muscles of your heart. Walking is important for keeping your bones strong. As we age, our bones may begin to lose density. Bone density is the amount of bone mineral present. A depletion of bone density leads to osteoporosis. Exercise helps to retain bone mass. For those who have not been exercising at all, the easiest way to start is by walking. Walking can help to improve your joint mobility. Regular exercise, like walking, eases joint stiffness. What makes walking excellent is that it is a lowimpact form of exercise, less stressful for the joints than running and less likely to result in injuries.

Walking can help eliminate backaches. Many backaches are the result of poor posture and prolonged strain. Spending a lot of time sitting places a strain on your back muscles, especially if you do not have a chair with solid back support. The strain of keeping the back upright in a seated position for long periods can leave muscles tired and aching. Walking breaks are recommended. Regular exercise strengthens the core back muscles. Walking can help to relieve high blood pressure. High blood pressure is the result of strain placed on the body’s arteries and veins as the heart pumps blood. If the pressure is too great, the walls of these blood vessels might be weakened. This can lead to a heart attack or a stroke. A stronger heart can pump the blood needed through the body with less effort. Walking can help you manage blood sugar. High blood sugar is the result of having high levels of unused glucose stored in the blood. This poses a potential threat. Insulin from the pancreas helps to stabilize blood sugar levels. When the body can’t process insulin and maintain healthy blood sugar levels, there is a high risk of developing diabetes. Exercise can be a key to healthy levels. As the heart rate rises, the body starts to use more of the glucose in the blood. Glucose feeds the muscles, which allows them to keep working. Walking can speed up your metabolism. Metabolism is the rate at which your body converts food into energy. When you start walking, your muscles start working and need

fuel, which the body metabolizes. This will minimize how many unconverted fats and sugars are retained in the body and help you maintain a proper weight.

decreases anxiety, which is often a factor in insomnia.

Walking can improve your lung function and health. Increased activity requires the lungs to supply more oxygen to the body. The lungs are strengthened and become less susceptible to disease.

Walking can help you live longer. It reduces your risks for many diseases that may shorten your life, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, pulmonary diseases, digestive disorders and hormone imbalances. Walking can help an obese person lose weight.

Walking can help to reduce stress levels. Exercise produces endorphins and hormones that make you feel positive and energized. Walking can help keep you looking young. Blood flow to the skin heals sores and helps to keep the skin moist. Well-hydrated skin is less likely to wrinkle. Walking is good for exercising your foot muscles. A sedentary lifestyle will cause the foot muscles to weaken.

Walking will help your overall endurance and probably your mood if you’re feeling down.

Aren’t the benefits of walking quite remarkable? If need be, perhaps this holiday season, you can give yourself a special gift, the gift of investing in your own health. Walking may not be the full answer, but it certainly seems to be part of the answer. For me, it is both functional and pleasurable. What’s not to like? Reference: Medical News, December 2018.

Walking can raise your good levels of cholesterol. Physical activity increases the flow of HDL (good cholesterol) around the body, making it better able to find and absorb the LDL (bad cholesterol) and get it to the liver. Walking is an excellent way to improve your digestion. The increase in blood flow as a result of walking stimulates the digestive system to work faster. Walking can help to improve your sleep patterns. It may reduce the time it takes to fall asleep and also lengthen the time spent sleeping. Walking

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In this Holiday Season, may you recognize, witness and connect with the miracle within each of us. I wish you good health, wisdom, resilience and patience for yourself and others. Pay good deeds, kindness and generosity forward. May we find Peace in ourselves and toward one another. Please enjoy the season with moderation, balance, respect and wonder for the miracle that is you. Health is Holistic and requires ongoing maintenance and attention in all aspects and areas of our lives.

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