by Mary Ellen Coffey
Four things to keep in mind when walking is your cardio workout:
One: walk 30 to 45 minutes three days a week to increase your energy and metabolic rate. This helps to reduce excess body fat and releases endorphins, the feel good chemicals in your brain.
Two: walk faster 30 seconds to one minute to increase heart and lung health. This helps to reduce the risk of coronary artery disease by lowering high blood pressure and high cholesterol and increases lung capacity.
Three: skip a few times during your walk and swing your arms higher. This helps to strengthen the skeletal system which helps to reduce the risk of osteoporosis and helps to increase joint range of motion.
Four: walk after eating breakfast, lunch or dinner. This helps with digestion by allowing your food to process better.
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