Walk with a Doc Recap: February 16th – Exercise for Health


Thank you to everyone who came out for the walk! We had the gift of a sunny/cool February morning in San Diego and we extended our walk to 2 miles. Why is knowing the distance important?   Well, this month’s talk was about the benefits of exercise for health.  The take-home message was: any exercise helps, exercise has many benefits and while intensity is good, the length of time for exercise is good-it is the distance traveled that is the best indicator of calorie burn.

You can click here for the notes on the talk.  It also has 2 links: the first is for an online exercise calorie calculator, the second is for the exercise guidelines at the website for Health and Human Services.

We look forward to seeing you all next month!

 


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