When Vivek Murthy was United States’ surgeon general, he “prescribed” a single activity for America to reduce the risk of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease…Walking.
All physical activity will burn fuel in the muscles and reduce belly fat. Sometimes that fuel is converted fat, which will result in fat and weight loss, if not replaced in our nutrition plans.
Don’t stop taking walks outdoors, but take them when it is cooler – early morning or late evening when it is still light out. Avoid being in direct sunlight as much as possible. Pick walking destinations where there is shade and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
Distracted walking incidents are on the rise, and everyone with a cell phone is at risk. “We are losing focus on our surroundings and putting our safety – and the safety of others – at risk.
Stroke Awareness – Knowing how to tell if someone is having a stroke could be the key to saving their life. And knowing the risk factors and what we can do to prevent them is a good way to protect ourselves.