Study after study reminds us that developing healthy habits is the foundation to living a long and healthy life.

While there are a number of healthy habits we can choose to incorporate into our daily routine, the two that are always at the top of my list are diet and exercise.

We know that our food is our medicine and when we combine the right food with the right amount of exercise, we are literally optimizing every cell in our body.

Now if a lack of exercise is keeping you from living your best life, no worries. Even something as simple as taking a walk can be one of the most powerful tools to help you live a long, healthy life.

Walking is a basic movement that we do everyday and while some may consider walking more of a recreational activity, evidence suggests that walking, as a form of aerobic exercise, has some really great health benefits.

When done correctly, walking can be the key to losing weight, lowering your blood pressure and cholesterol, improving your memory, strengthening your bones and reducing your overall stress.

The faster, farther and more frequently you walk, the greater the benefits. You can also try alternating brisk walking with leisurely walking. This type of interval training can burn more calories and improve your cardiovascular fitness.

The nice thing about walking is that all you really need is a good pair of shoes and an environment you enjoy.

That being said, starting a walking program takes initiative and sticking with it takes commitment so if you feel like you might need some support, you’re going to love From Wishing to Walking: Make It A Habit in 30 Days.

This 4 week digital course, taught by my friend, Lisa Pozzoni, begins on March 9th and meets Live on Zoom on Thursdays from 5-6 p.m. MST.

Lisa has taught me all about ChiWalking and I cannot say enough about her. Her knowledge is extraordinary, her energy is contagious and, honestly, she has the patience of a saint. 😉

In her course, you will learn more than just a walking technique. Lisa will teach you how to get into a routine that works for you so you can make walking a part of your everyday life.

When you begin to walk more frequently, I think you will quickly find that it becomes something you look forward to rather than something you “have” to do.

Taking charge of your health is an empowering way to live your life. If something as simple as a daily walk can help you live a healthier life, why not give it a try?