Source: U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health Living in easy-to-walk communities may slow mental decline in older adults, according to a small study. The research included 39 older adults with no thinking or memory problems and 25 older adults with mild Alzheimer’s disease. Over two years, the participants were given a series […]
January 20, 2015
Give your heart a workout
Source: U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health Being physically active is one of the best things you can do for your heart. Regular exercise helps reduce your risk of heart disease and adds years to your life. You don’t need to spend hours in the gym every day to see benefits. Moving […]
January 15, 2015
Exercising on a budget
Source: U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health You don’t need a pricey gym membership or fancy equipment to get regular exercise. With a little creativity, you can find many ways to exercise for little or no money. In this article you’ll find ideas for:-Walking-Creating a home gym-Using your own body weight-Finding other […]
January 13, 2015
Winter fitness: Safety tips for exercising outdoors
Source: Mayo Clinic Cold weather can discourage even the most motivated exercisers. And if you’re not as motivated, it’s all too easy to pack away your workout gear along with your warm-weather clothing. But you don’t have to let cold weather spell the end of your exercise. With these tips for exercising during cold weather, […]
View WAT! Blog Front page ››
Did you know...
that walking is one of the LEAST EXPENSIVE and EASIEST ways to get fit and reduce your risk for cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke? You DO NOT Need an expensive gym membership or overpriced supplements.
All it takes...
is a decent pair of walking shoes and 150 minutes of your time every week for 8 weeks. If you walk or exercise for 30 minutes a day, 5 times a week, for 8 weeks, you'll feel better, lower your stress level and enjoy all of the amazing health benefits of regular physical activity.
Join a team...
and your chances of success will go up dramatically. Since
1996, thousands of Texans have participated in Walk Across Texas!