Improve Your Health by Walking More

Have you ever raced to your car to drive to the gym to fight for a parking space closest to the door? How about driving in circles at the mall to avoid parking one extra row away from the entrance? Have you ever considered that walking is good for most people?

Imagine if every Canadian resolved to physically take more steps every day. We’d be a happier, healthier nation, and save a bundle on health-care costs, too. Perhaps the best part is that walking more requires no special equipment, no expensive gym membership, and can be done almost anywhere.

You can also ramp-up the activity by adding walking poles. Nordic walking burns 20-45% more calories than regular walking; it engages the arm, core and back muscles while building core strength; and engages 90% of the muscles in the body as opposed to 40% with regular walking. Cool, eh?

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