This has been a long and challenging year and many of us have had major upheavals in our normal routines, which have often led to increased sitting and lowered activity.

The beginning of spring is an opportunity to adopt healthy new habits by incorporating a daily

Walk.   Thomas Jefferson was right when he said that “walking is the best possible

Exercise.”  Walking is low impact, requires no special equipment, and has many

health benefits.

A study in the Journal of Preventative Medicine found that as little as an hour of walking per week can significantly improve mobility and stave off lower body joint pain.

Walking has also been credited with improving sleep, mood, and insulin sensitivity and one of the most cited studies in the New England Journal of medicine found that weekly walking led to a 30% reduced risk of cardiovascular disease.  So please get outside and enjoy the beautiful

Charlottesville spring weather!