Saturday, September 13, 2008

Walking for Weight Loss, Part 3: lowering cholesterol

Not only is walking great for endurance and strength, it also helps lower cholesterol and blood pressure. So while we are trimming the waistline, we are also helping improve our health in these important areas.

You don't have to walk every day for this benefit--3-5 times per week will do it. Remember the guideline of brisk walking (you still want to be able to talk) and try some interval training by putting in short bursts.

In addition to all this, walking releases endorphins so you feel good, too.

Weight reduction, gaining in strength, lower cholesterol and blood pressure--and the feel good hormones, too? Now, who doesn't like that prognosis!

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