According to ABC Action News, approximately 38 percent of New Year’s resolutions involved losing weight or getting into shape. Do you fall into this category? If so, here is another shocking statistic for you: 80 percent of individuals making New Year’s resolutions fail or quit by February. That means there may be a lot of you out there in need of some encouragement and motivation, then this article is for you. So maybe you don’t know where to start, or you are just procrastinating a little. That’s OK, you can start step-by-step, walking.

Whether you are just starting on your fitness journey or a seasoned veteran, walking is a great form of exercise for everyone. There is little skill or risk of injury involved, and there is great reward. Walking has been shown to be extremely effective in weight loss regimens as well as being beneficial to a myriad of other health concerns.

Rebecca Ashbaugh is a registered nurse currently enrolled in the RN to BSN program at Western Governor’s University. She is working with the Physical Fitness Task Force of Healthy Adams County to complete her community nursing requirement.

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