New Year, New You? Simple Lifestyle Changes to Make This Your Best Year Ever!

Go For A Walk Or Run

Studies show a brisk walk or run benefits an individual by burning calories, improving muscle strength, and working the cardiovascular system. The American Heart Association states walking or running can reduce the risk of breast and colon cancer, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, lower high blood pressure levels and improve blood sugar levels. Running can also decrease the risk of hypertension as well as uterine and bowel cancer. Studies also show walking or running for at least twenty minutes a day can help improve focus, alleviate headaches, fatigue, and depression, while also improving mental health due to the brain releasing dopamine after such activities. Plus it also gives an individual a sense of achievement, aiding in self-esteem improvement and physical self-perception.

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