Come Tomorrow…Walk 1 Mile Towards Good Health
Did you know….the average person burns 100 Calories by walking 1 mile(3,4)!
Rocket Wellness and YMCA Morse Center are celebrating National Fitness Month and Exercise is Fitness Month(2) on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 and inviting everyone to celebrate this event with us by taking a 1 mile walk!
Meet at the front desk of the Morse Center at 12:00p.m. to join us in the 1 mile walk.
Come burn a few calories and feel good about yourself! If you can’t make it, map out a route and walking with a friend on your lunch break.
According to the American Heart Association(1),
Walking for 30 minutes each day not only burns calories, but it also can help you:
• Reduce the risk of coronary heart disease
• Improve blood pressure and blood sugar levels
• Improve blood lipid profile
• Maintain body weight and lower the risk of obesity
• Enhance mental well being
• Reduce the risk of osteoporosis
• Reduce the risk of some cancers
• Reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes
Take control of your health, and join us today.
Don’t miss out on the Heart Walk that Happens at The University of Toledo Main Campus on May 22, 2010. For more information, visit: http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=3061287
1. American Heart Association. The Benefits of Walking. Accessed: May 18, 2010. Available: http://www.startwalkingnow.org/whystart_benefits_walking.jsp\
2. Andrea Miller. Celebrate Exercise is Medicine Month! Accessed: May 18, 2010. Available: http://journals.utoledo.edu/pulse/2010/05/17/celebrate-exercise-is-medicine-month/
3. Frequently asked Questions. Accessed: May 18, 2010. Available: http://www.thewalkingsite.com/faq.html
4. Walking. Accessed: May 18, 2010. Available: http://www.medicinenet.com/walking/page5.htm
Valerie Van Ravenswaay is a passionate triathlete at heart. Valerie received her Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology and Physical Education at Wilfrid Laurier University. Valerie pursued her career in Therapeutic Massage and Pilates. Currently, she is a candidate for a Masters of Public Health at The University of Toledo with a dual major in Public Health Administration and Health Promotions and Education. She is a certified PiYo and SPINNING instructor. She works as a graduate assistant in the Office of Community Wellness and Health Promotion at UT.
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