(WTVM) - The American Heart Association has announced that April 2 is National Walking Day. The organization encourages people to exercise 30 minutes a day to reduce the risk of heart disease.
Here to tell us more about the benefits of walking is Dr. Paula Walker from Columbus State University.
Walking lowers cholesterol levels, your risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis.
To get your daily dose of walking, choose to take the stairs instead of the elevator. Park farther away in the parking lot when you go to the store. Also try walking to places instead of driving.
Wear a pedometer to encourage walking. Taking 2,000 steps equals one mile.
Watch the video for more details.