Did you know that heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the U.S.? One contributing factor is that we’ve become more inactive due to working more hours. However, you can reduce your risk of heart disease by exercising for at least 30 minutes every day. For this reason, the American Heart Association is promoting National Walking Day on April 3.
On this day, the American Heart Association is encouraging individuals, families, organizations and communities to lace up their athletic shoes and walk for at least 30 minutes as the start to a regular walking regimen.
A walking program is a fairly safe and simple way to exercise that almost anyone can do. Plus, it’s relatively low cost – all you need is a good pair of well-fitted walking shoes.
Walking provides several health benefits. It can:
- Improve your cholesterol.
- Lower your blood pressure.
- Strengthen your bones.
- Increase your energy and stamina.
- Help you lose weight and/or prevent weight gain.
- Reduce your risk of other diseases, like type 2 diabetes, stroke, breast cancer and dementia.
- Improve your mood.
- Lower fibromyalgia pain levels.
- Help you handle stress better.
- Improve your sleep.
As you can see by taking part in the National Walking Day, you can reap many benefits. Plus, you’re committing to living a longer, stronger, healthier life. So get up and get moving on April 3.
Walk to Better Health with Custom Orthotics
If foot pain from bunions, plantar fasciitis or Achilles tendonitis is preventing you from beginning a walking routine, you should consider wearing custom orthotics, like the ezWalker® Custom Performance Orthotics. The ezWalker® Custom Orthotic is specifically made for each of your feet, providing you with the exact support your feet need. Your feet will be better biomechanically aligned, so each step is controlled throughout the gait cycle. Better alignment equals reduced stress and strain on your feet, knees, hips, and/or lower back. Also, you’ll notice you’ll have better posture with greater stability and balance. But more importantly, you’ll experience pain relief with every step you take.
ezWalker® Custom Orthotics are ultra thin and ¾ length, so they easily fit into any footwear, including athletic, dress or casual shoes. Since these custom orthotics can be purchased via the Internet, anyone, from anywhere, can own a pair. So order your pair of ezWalker® Custom Performance Orthotics today.
With the ezWalker® Custom Performance Othotics in your shoes, you can walk yourself back to better health with every step you take.® And don’t forget – because when you’re feet feel good, you feel good.®