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Posted December 8, 2014

Yes, it’s cold.

Yes, there’s snow on the ground.

Take a walk in spite of the snow and cold. Take a walk because of the snow and cold!

Walking in a winter wonderland

Winter walks are particularly enjoyable. It’s peaceful, the air is crisp, there are no bugs, and the scenery is lovely with the snow on the trees, blanketing the landscape.

Walking is one of the easiest and best ways to exercise. It’s free, you can walk almost anywhere, and just about everyone can do it. Thirty minutes a day, five days a week will do so much for you!

  • build bone strength
  • improve balance and coordination
  • lower blood pressure
  • improve your mood
  • help keep your weight in check

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Can’t fit a 30-minute walk into your busy schedule? Break it up and walk in 10-minute increments. You’ll reap the same benefits.

Remember to be safe . Dress appropriately and tell someone where you’re going. Bring a phone, but only in case of an emergency or to take some pictures. Don’t spend the whole time texting. You don’t want to miss out on all that is around you.

If you have any health issues, consult your primary care provider before beginning a walking program.

The information written about in this blog is not intended to be medical advice. Please seek care from a medical professional when you have a health concern.