Today is National Walking Day, so lace up your sneakers and get moving!

I love to walk. Plain and simple. If I could, I would walk everywhere year-round. However, living in New England makes that impossible. But, TODAY is 'National Walking Day.' A day the American Heart Association reminds you just how healthy a quick 30-minute walk can be. Research has shown, according to the AHA,that walking 30 minutes each day can:

  • 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 breast and colon cancer
  • Reduce the risk of non-insulin dependent (type 2) diabetes

So come on...lace 'em up and get yourself moving. (It's also a great stress reliever!) 

If you can't venture outside, here's a video from fitness expert, Leslie Sansone: