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Why Warm Up?

I’m guessing I’m not alone if I admit I’ve been known to skip a warm-up before exercise. Sometimes we’re just trying to get it done. Maybe it’s before work, during the lunch hour, amid the hustle-and-bustle of family life, or at the end of an already busy day. Whatever the case, it can be tempting to skip the warm-up and just get it done. Still, there some are very good reasons why we should warm up.

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How long should I warm up?

Whether you’re hitting the gym, hitting the pavement, or hitting the trail, a quick warm-up is important, but how quick? To reduce injury risk and enhance performance, you want to warm-up your body to gradually.

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Benefits of Walking – Inspiration to move more

Walking for exercise has some amazing health benefits! In fact, studies have shown that walking has the potential for both physical and mental health benefits. Although research is ongoing about the exact frequency, duration, and intensity needed to gain the most benefits, research on walking has demonstrated a myriad of potential physical and mental health benefits.

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How to find COVID testing in Texas

COVID-19 Testing Information If you have symptoms or had a known exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, you should be tested, regardless of your vaccination status. Become familiar with how to find COVID testing in Texas by reviewing the options that are available. The different types of COVID-19 tests look for different things, including current infection versus past infection.

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Walking: How many steps a day?

Tracking how many steps we walk each can be a great motivator. Having a number, like 10,000 steps a day can help us act on moving more throughout our day, and during intentional bouts of physical activity. Still, this number can sometimes seem daunting. So, what does the science say? Are there health benefits below 10,000 steps?

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Starting a Walking Program: A 12 week plan

When starting a walking program, or any exercise routine, it’s good to have a measurable plan with small steps that can lead to long-term success. Here’s a FREE walking workout program for beginners that can take you from Day 1 through Week 12 and into a new healthy habit!

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Step into the Habit of Healthy with one of our programs!

Set up a group step challenge at your worksite, school, church, and more!

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