Is exercise the best medicine?


walkingThe government’s physical activity guidelines recommend getting at least 2½ hours a week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity, such as brisk walking, or one hour and 15 minutes a week of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity, such as jogging. If you’d like the support of a group for this, come join us weekly on Wed @11am for Walk With a Doc. We all walk together for 1, 2, or 3 miles, we vote on the route, and the guest Doc joins us to chat and answer any questions you might have. It’s full of sightseeing, camaraderie, learning new things, and yes exercise…which is the objective. Walking really does work, so see you out there! Meet in the Rec Center lobby; bring a water bottle and maybe a sun visor for warm sunny days. You can also earn a pedometer, t-shirt, or umbrella for walking with us.

Physical activity may be as effective as medications for preventing early death in some people who’ve had heart attacks or strokes, a new study suggests. USA Today reports on it here…

The Evolution of Walking

Walking is a great form of exercise and relatively free once you buy some good, supportive shoes.

From Everybody Walk:

School is back in session, so there’s no better time than now for a quick lesson about walking. See how the human body is designed to move–and how modern-day conveniences are slowing us down. Plus, how important is your big toe?

Did you know that the  City of Decatur has been designated as a Walk Friendly Community?