Minnesotans, have you gotten outside yet? Now that warm weather is upon us, we at the MBA urge you to consider making a walk part of your daily exercise habits if you do not do so already. Regularly walking, whether on a treadmill or outside in our many parks, has numerous benefits towards your health, including: cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, boosting of metabolism, and mental decompression.
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC): “The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend that adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity physical activity, or an equivalent combination each week. The guidelines also recommend that children and adolescents be active for at least 60 minutes every day. Following these guidelines can contribute to overall health, and decrease the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer or diabetes.” Please feel free to read more Benefits of Walking.
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