Tuesday, June 9, 2009

walk jog run

Part of a healthy lifestyle is to get out there and get some exercise.  As the saying goes, "Move it or lose it."  There are a lot of benefits to moving our bodies.  Even simple walking has been shown to help with weight control and cardiac health.  It's a great way to reduce stress, strengthen bones and muscles, improve your mood and more.

It's sometimes difficult to know how far you've gone when you are out there moving, especially if you don't have a pedometer.  I've recently rediscovered a wonderful website that can help with that.  Walk Jog Run allows you to find a starting point (anywhere in the country), plot a route and save it.  You can even print your routes to take along with you for reference.

I'm very fortunate to live in an area where we have hike/bike paths so I do get out there on a regular basis.  I was pleasantly surprised to discover that my regular walk with Tobi (our dog) was 2.1 miles.  Whether you are out there for a walk, a jog, or a run, just get out there and get moving.  It's good for you.

photo courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net

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