Join Wellpower in Celebrating National Start Walking Day – April 2, 2014

Start Walking BannerSMU Wellpower is committed to helping you develop healthy habits and one of the easiest habits to build into your schedule is walking!

According to the Heart Association, research has shown that the benefits of walking and getting moderate physical activity for at least 30 minutes a day may include:

  • Lowered risk of coronary heart disease
  • Improved blood pressure and blood sugar levels
  • Improved blood lipid profile
  • More stable body weight and a lower risk of obesity
  • Enhanced mental well being
  • Reduced risk of osteoporosis
  • Reduced risk of breast and colon cancer
  • Reduced risk of non-insulin dependent (type 2) diabetes

So let’s get started! Bring your favorite sneakers and join us for a lively 1.5-2 mile walk around our beautiful campus. Invite your colleagues to come along and meet us on the steps of Dallas Hall at noon. Enjoy great conversation, our beautiful campus, and the opportunity to do something good for your overall wellness. If the weather is uncooperative, we will email everyone by 10 am to cancel and reschedule.

Participants should log this activity in the April “bonus points” section of Wellpower’s tracker.

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Look for a blog post each of the next 4 weeks with information about how to start walking more, how walking can help lower stress and more! Sign up for HR’s RSS feed to get our blog posts delivered to your inbox.

Want more information about walking? Check out the Heart Association’s website. It’s packed full of great information and tips on starting a walking program.

Heart Association – Why Start Walking?Healthy U HR

Questions? Email us at wellpower@smu.edu

 

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