This is a good piec on walking as a form of exercise. Remember, the more you move the more you reduce your risk of heart disease

Rehabilitate Your Heart

Walking, seems like a no brainer right? We don’t really think about it we just do it as it is natural. There are things you can do  to get improve benefits of walking. By focusing on style and posture you can improve muscle strength and tone, improve balance, correct postural issues and burn more calories.

Engage your arms!

Make a loose fist, consciously swing your arms, bringing your fist up to the approximate level of your breast bone, and then back to the outside of the hip. Pretend you are trying to move your arms against a force to engage the muscles even more when you walk.

Notice the posture of President Bush  – Shoulders back, arms active, stomach in,  head forward. Now compare to the gentleman next to him. Who do you think is getting more from their walk?

 Forward head, not engaging arms or stomach, rounded shoulders.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. thoughtsfromanamericanwoman
    Jul 08, 2012 @ 15:38:57

    Thanks for posting this – I have begun to follow this blog. Great advice on keeping our heart healthy and already motivating me to keep moving! Blessings, Patty


  2. sholashade
    Jul 08, 2012 @ 17:34:24

    You are welcome


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