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The Benefits of Walking

"The sovereign invigorator of the body is exercise, and of all the exercises, WALKING is the best".

Thomas Jefferson wrote the above quote. As a founding father of our country, he has many famous quotes which have withstood the test of time. All history and politics aside, the exercise message has and always will be one of the most important lifestyle concepts for mankind to adopt and keep steadfast. 

The health benefits of moving our body may not always be in the forefront of our mind, especially when we are young and full of energy. But even for young people, it's never too early to adopt walking as a form of beneficial movement for the body. And its never too late for the older folks. Everyone, young and old, can benefit from walking. If you haven't done so already, view the picture on this page for at least 20 benefits you could be rewarded with, simply by putting one foot in front of the other on a regular basis. 

Reversal of our sedentary lifestyle. How many times have you sat in a chair too long, or the couch, or laid in bed all day? How did that make you feel? For most of us, the end result of that sedentary action left us feeling stiff, achey, and with less energy than when we started our long siesta. Walking on a regular basis can help change those symptoms. If the health benefits aren't inspiring enough, feeling better about yourself and having more energy to get through the day is also a great motivator. 

The power of walking in numbers. It has been proven that people who exercise together have a higher chance of sustaining a long-term exercise program. That is what the JMWC is all about; supporting and encouraging each other to stick to our goals of being active, enjoying the outdoors and each other. Walking is easy! We encourage you to join us and dedicate your mind and body to a life-long invigorating approach to life. We'll see you out there! 

Walk With A Doc Inspiration

Dr. David Sabgir MD., FACC from The Wexner OSU Medical Center, founded Walk With A Doc in Central Ohio in 2005. A grassroots operation at the time, it has become a National organization promoting exercise to overcome sedentary lifestyles and improve health and well-being.



Learn about PROPER POSTURE when walking and the POSITIVE EFFECTS walking has on YOU.


Learn about helpful WALKING DO's and DONT'S. 


Visit Prevention Magazine for many helpful articles about walking. 

So many benefits and health success stories! 

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