Walk more: every step does wonders for your health

IMG_1269Exercise is medicine—science proves it. It has proven physical and mental health benefits; it can help prevent disease; it can reverse, slow, and treat many conditions; and it’s the only proven way to slow the aging process. No wonder so many physicians now prescribe it.

Only 7% of children and 15% of adults in Canada are active enough to obtain health benefits. Walking more is perhaps the simplest, most accessible, and most cost-effective solution to this inactivity and its ensuing disease processes and health outcomes.

For so long, Canadians have undervalued walking, turning a blind eye to its innumerable benefits. If you’re among the millions who view January as an ideal time for a fresh start, choosing to take more steps could be the best resolution you ever make. In fact, it could set you on a path for a healthy, happier, and longer life and help save millions in health spending.

Read the rest of my feature in the BC Medical Journal.

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