Saturday, January 17, 2009

Take a Walk and Check Out My Door

I scan lots of magazines, newspapers and websites for health news, and often find fun and informative tidbits to clip. Some of them make it onto the bulletin board on my office door -- check it out if you're in the Jutila Center near Suite 307. Right now there are clippings posted about:

--> effects of eating speed on weight gain (eat fast-gain more)
--> health warnings on cell phones and Wi-Fi
--> simple breathing techniques to boost metabolism
.... and cartoons!

Something that hasn't quite yet made it to my door are highlights from an article in the Jan/Feb 2009 AARP Bulletin, about the tremendous health benefits of walking. By walking briskly (3.5 miles per hour) for just half an hour per day, you can:

• Lose 15.6 pounds per year
• Increase aerobic capacity by 19%
• Save from $2,500 to $3,300 per year on medical bills
• Shorten healing times for skin wounds
• Increase cancer survival rate by 33%
• Decrease risk of disability by 41%
• Reduce risk for heart disease by 32%
• Reduce risk for stroke by 33%
• Reduce risk for Type 2 diabetes by 71%
• Reduce risk for Alzheimer's by 40%
• Reduce risk for arthritis by 46%
• Reduce bone density loss from osteoporosis

So walk on over, if you're close enough, and check out my door! Periodically I'll be changing the cartoons and clippings as I find more things to post.

1 comment:

Gustavo Bourdieu said...

What is a good natural supplement for reducing cholesterol?
Gracias Katie