Volume 20, Number 2

The Bridge

           October 2003

Health Corner
By Judy Nance, R.N.

Walk off 10,20, even 50 pounds? Excerpts from Prevention Magazine:

Walking is a terrific way to lose weight. You can do it anywhere and all you need is a good pair of walking shoes. You have been practicing 30, 40, 50 years! So why is it so hard to get yourself out the door day after day? The excuses are just as simple: No time, motivation, aches and pains or boredom. Start slowly with realistic goals. Take a look at walking’s spectacular benefits:

I have found that walking with a friend makes walking more enjoyable. It also helps me, to keep track of how often and how long I walk or do other activities. Walk, relax and focus on being healthy. Note: Check with your doctor if you have questions regarding your health before starting a fitness program.