“I’ve been through every diet under the sun and I can tell you that getting up, getting out and walking is always the first goal.” -Oprah Winfrey
Health Benefits of Walking — Walking is good for your heart.
A Harvard study shows that walking at a moderate pace (3 mph) for up to three hours a week—or 30 minutes a day—can cut the risk of heart disease in women by as much as 40 percent. This is the same benefit you would get from aerobics, jogging or other vigorous exercise. Along with its benefits for the heart, walking also improves circulation, helps breathing, combats depression, bolsters the immune system, helps prevent osteoporosis, helps prevent and control diabetes and helps control weight. The benefits to men are comparable. That’s why Medical City started the Hearts and Soles Mall Walking Program. Our weekly mall walking group is free of charge to join. Membership includes:
- Free blood pressure checks every week
- Free exercise card to track your activity
- Free health & wellness information
Membership in Hearts and Soles Mall Walking Program also includes free weekly access to clinical specialists from Medical City, including exercise physiologists, nurses and dietitians to answer your health questions and provide wellness counseling.
Sign up at The Corner Bakery at NorthPark Center (across from Dillard’s) any Tuesday Between 7:00am - 9:00am
NOTE: If you are middle-aged or older and have not been physically active, check with your doctor before beginning a vigorous exercise program.