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One Small Change: The benefits of walking and hiking

Go take a walk!

HOLLAND, Mich — This month we are encouraging you to move for 21 minutes a few times a week-it's One Small Change that can have a big impact on your health.

Last week we focused on stretching, this week Valeo Training founder Jessica Leupke is encouraging us to pop on some walking shoes and get moving.

"Walking and hiking are among the most underrated activities – they are so good for us! Studies show slow walking, especially in nature, has a profound impact on how our brain chemistry works, impacting overall mental health," said Jessica.

"More brisk walking can be helpful for improving cardiovascular health, muscular endurance and even bone health. When I can’t get outside, my favorite activity is simply walking up and down my stairs for 21 minutes – I can even stream a show or podcast and not even realize I’m exercising. Today, find the power in 21 minutes of walking – we can’t wait to hear how it goes!" #Move21in2021

For more insights like these, visit the Valeo Training website.

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