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Is participating in the avon walk a good way to exercise?

Is participating in the avon walk a good way to exercise?

Walking: Anything that gets you up & moving, burning calories, increasing metabolism, generating a sweat will improve mental, cardiac, pulmonary, & overall quality of life. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


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What are good ways to prepare for the avon walk for breast cancer?

What are good ways to prepare for the avon walk for breast cancer?

Training: I am not an exercise specialist. It depends on how far and how long you are walking. Longer distance walking needs preparation & proper training far enough in advance to avoid injuries. Join a group to train for the event. Consider getting a trainer for the group who specializes in long distance walking or running. ...Read more

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What kind of diet should I eat before participating in a 39-mile avon walk for breast cancer?

Normal: Conditioning is far more important before doing something this strenuous than changing of the diet. Many who attempt this 2 day exercise are ill-prepared for the stress on the feet, leg muscles and the heart. Be sure to build endurance, and maintain a healthy diet before attempting this. ...Read more

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How can I keep hydrated when participating in the avon walk for breast cancer?

How can I keep hydrated when participating in the avon walk for breast cancer?

Hydrated: Carry a water backpack with you (a camelback). They are available at lots of stores. ...Read more

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What type of shoes are recommended for someone doing the 39 mile avon walk for breast cancer?

What type of shoes are recommended for someone doing the 39 mile avon walk for breast cancer?

Good support: I highly recommend that you find a store in your area that specializes in running shoes (not your local chain store). These stores are staffed with running enthusiasts and experts who can help you find the right shoe. Thank you for taking on this great task. Many breast cancer patients and researchers will benefit. Good luck! ...Read more

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I forgot to walk, what to do?

I forgot to walk, what to do?

Exercise?: Did you forget to do part of an exercise program? If - yes, consider walking in place or doing some other form of aerobic activity. If I did not understand what you are asking then please clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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Can you walk on ttedmill afyer foood?

Can you walk on ttedmill afyer foood?

You can: And in fact a gentle walk may aid in digestion(at least motility wise) ... there have actually been studies in this regards. But you have to listen to your body. If you are going to try to jog or run, it may predispose you to nausea, heartburn, and stomach pains/cramps. If that's the case, just slow things down or stop all together. ...Read more

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What are the benefits/risks of a nature walk?

What are the benefits/risks of a nature walk?

Many: A nature walk free from electronic distractions can be very relaxing as well as good exercise. ...Read more