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Looking for healthy recipes?  Ideas for quick, healthy meals on a budget?  We have some great ideas.  We will be posting recipes each week.  You can also click on the link to see a great website by ProHealth Physicians with great ideas and recipes!

www.prohealthMD.com/healthyme

Health Benefits of Taking More Steps!

Regular, brisk walking can help you:

  • Maintain a helthy weight
  • Prevent or manage chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, etc
  • Strengthen your bones and muscles
  • Lower risk for certain cancers
  • Improve your mood, sleep and immune system
  • improve your balance and coordination

Ways to increase steps:

  • Park farther away and walk to your destination
  • Go for a walk at lunchtime
  • Get up from your desk or the couch every 30 minutes and walk for 1 minute
  • If your destination (restaurant, store, class) is less than a mile away, walk there.  Take the long way around campus to your class or housing

How much should you walk?:

  • Aim for two tofour miles per day (1 mile = approx. 2000 steps)
  • People who walk longer distances and/or walk at a faster pace have greater protection against disease.
 

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