Hi, I'm Dr. Vonda Wright with a smart tip for you. Walk your way to better health. Walking reduces anxiety and stress, it decreases your risk of cancer, memory loss and diabetes, and it's easy to do. Here's how to get started. First, get a good pair of shoes, you don't want to risk injuries so visit you local running shoes store and find the right fit.Plus, a new pair shoes can raise your level of commitment.
Next, create a walking plan you can follow. For your first week, try to walk up the block and back down. Do this walk daily and extend your distance a little each time you go out. Build up to 3000 steps a day over 2 walks. By six weeks, walk up to 10000 steps a day. Every step counts. Lastly, find a friend. Grab a buddy to join your daily walks or find someone to call for support.
Your dog might even be the perfect walking partner. Plus, walking with your canine companion can bump your pace an impressive 28%. For more ways to live healthy, watch all our smart tips, right here.