In my last post in the series Pedaling the Pounds Off, I discussed how I managed to lose weight in Washington, D.C. through walking.
After successfully losing weight by biking, I worried that living in D.C. without my bike would make losing weight more difficult. I could diet in D.C., but it seemed walking would burn fewer calories than cycling.
After three months in the nation’s capital, however, I discovered many benefits to walking. I not only lost an additional 10 pounds, taking me down to 230, but also learned that exercise is enjoyable when you take the time to look at the nature around you.
Still, do not just take my word for it. Sources, such as Harvard Health and Consumer Reports, identify lowering blood pressure, improving memory, relieving stress, and living longer as benefits of walking on a daily basis.
This is exactly why I want to promote and encourage your participation in ACHA’s upcoming Walk for 1 in 100. ACHA is hosting many walks in 2020, including the ones in which I will be participating—the Maryland Walk for 1 in 100 at Wheaton Regional Park on Saturday, April 25, and the Virginia Walk for 1 in 100 at Reston Town Center on Sunday, April 26.
Joining in the walk is not just a step towards a healthy lifestyle, but also a great way to raise funds for and improve the lives of many impacted by CHD.
Note: Always make sure to check with your ACHD cardiologist before beginning any exercise routine.
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