Improve your health by taking these simple steps

If you were informed today that you have the ability to improve your health for free, would it spark your interest?

I hope so, because improving your health doesn’t have to cost you one single dime and it’s not complex – it doesn’t need to be.  It’s actually extremely uncomplicated.   All you have to do tie on a pair of athletic shoes and commit to taking a 22-minute brisk walk every day.   Pretty simple stuff, huh?

Walking gave me the weight-loss results and improved health that I had been searching two decades for.  I believe that walking actually saved my life.  After being overweight for 25 years and reaching a weight of close to 300 pounds, I knew that my heart could not take many more years of the added stress that obesity can create.

As peculiar as this may sound, walking is like my “best friend.”   But I will admit that during my morbidly obese years, if I would have just read those words, I would have just rolled my eyes and thought, “Okay, whatever.”   Nobody could have ever convinced me that walking could give any type of weight-loss results or improve a person’s health at all, it sounds way too easy.

Maybe that’s our problem?  We feel that something can’t possibly work well unless it’s complex?  If the process is easy we assume that it will bring failure.

I can tell you that walking didn’t bring any form of failure for me!  In fact, I have met hundreds of individuals who agree with me and also consider walking to be their best friend too!  Are you one of those individuals who consider walking as YOUR best friend?  I’d love to hear about it. In fact, please take a moment to share the reasons why below in the comment area so others can learn more about why walking is so wonderful!

Listed below are some of the reasons why I wish everyone would make walking their best friend.

Walking health benefits:

Creates weight loss & long lasting weight control
Decreases risk of heart attack
Controls blood pressure
Lowers risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, sleep apnea, cancer, osteoarthritis
Boosts good cholesterol:  HDL level rises and reduces bad cholesterol; LDL level lowers
Lowers risk of needing gallstone surgery
Improved sleep
Protects against hip fracture
Prevents depression
Reduces stress
Lengthens life span
Strengthens muscles, bones, joints and lowers risk of osteoporosis
Relieves arthritis and back pain
Elevates overall mood and sense of well-being

Does it sound almost too good to be true?   It’s not.  Remember that just because walking is free and isn’t complex and is considered to be a very simple exercise to perform, does not mean it can’t bring the results you have been searching for.  Trust me, walking works wonderfully.  Go out and prove it to yourself today!

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