23 ½ Minutes A Day

What Makes The Biggest Difference?

What Makes The Biggest Difference?

What does it take to be healthy?

Eating More Fiber? Having a good community of emotional support? Loss weight? Drink and smoke less? Controlling Blood Pressure and Cholesterol? Have regular cancer screening?

All of the above are important but here’s what will give you the biggest return on your investment: ½ hour of walking a day.

Dr. Mike Evans of the Health Design Lab in Toronto explains it in this video “Can you limit your sitting and sleeping to just 23 and a half hours a day?”

Some proven clinical results via Dr. Evans:

  • 47% of patients with knee arthritis who walked for one hour a day three days a week experienced less pain in their knees.
  • There was a 50% reduced progression of dementia & Alzheimer’s in older patients who walk for exercise.
  • For those at risk for diabetes, 58% lowered their progression by simple walking.
  • 4 hours a week of walking is associated with a 41% decrease in risk of hip fracture in postmenopausal women.
  • Walking reduces anxiety by 48%.
  • 30% of walkers were relieved of depression and as walking increased that number jumped to 47%.
  • Following over 10,000 Harvard alumni over 12 years those who walked had a 23% lower risk of death than those who did not.
  • Walking is the #1 treatment for fatigue.

Ask yourself: Do you think you can limit your sitting and sleeping to just 23 1/2 hours a day?

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  1. Phyllis says:

    Walking it is!

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