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One part of creating a healthy lifestyle is taking care of your body.  Did you know that there are benefits to just walking? And it doesn’t have to be a fast walk?  If you walk for 20 minutes a day, five days a week, you will gain healthful benefits that may include better circulation, more mobility, and better posture. 

If all you did was add 20 minutes of walking five days a week, and didn’t change your eating habits, you would lose approximately 7.5 pounds in a year.  Walking 20 minutes at a moderate pace burns about 100 calories.  That’s 500 calories a week and it takes 3,500 calories to equal one pound.     

So get a walking buddy, a friend, your dog, or someone elses dog…you get the idea, or go by yourself, it’s only 10 minutes out and 10 minutes back, so start walking! 

Love, Health & Happiness, 

Phyllis

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