Walking to Get Fit
Physical activity is an excellent way to safeguard your health and lower your risk of many chronic diseases. However, many people are reluctant to join a gym or they may be nervous about starting an exercise program. Walking is an excellent introduction to physical fitness. By walking most days of the week for at least 30 minutes per day, you’ll likely find that you have more energy and that it’s easier to maintain a healthy weight.
Hear more helpful tips on starting a walking program by watching this video, narrated by a physician with the National Institutes of Health. This doctor explains some other benefits of walking and offers practical advice for fitting exercise into a busy schedule.
If you would like more information about the benefits of exercise , you can contact the Consult-A-Nurse referral line for West Hills Hospital at (818) 676-4000. For 50 years, West Hills residents have turned to our community hospital for exceptional emergency care, maternity services, and much more.