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PSA: Kendall County Coronavirus Update 06.02.2022

June 2, 2022

Public Service Announcement

 Date 06.02.2022 

Contact: Arissa Hunt


Walk Daily for Physical and Mental Health

A daily walk is associated with cardiovascular health benefits and weight loss. Walking is also an accessible mental-health tool that almost all can employ. Small, actionable changes like a daily walk can improve both mental and physical health. A daily walk is associated with cardiovascular health benefits and weight loss, and if done consistently, walking can improve your cholesterol levels and blood pressure and slow bone decay.

Walking isn’t just great for physical health; psychologically, walking helps relieve stress and increase mindfulness, according to research. Walks can also be added to a daily routine as a transition walk – in the early evening to ease individuals from their work or daytime mode into their evening mode. The mental benefits alone can shift your outlook and make you feel more relaxed for the evening.  Of course, walking can always be done on a treadmill or an indoor track, but if the weather permits, head outside for some fresh air. Giving yourself the time to take a stroll and absorb your surroundings — even if it’s just for a few minutes each day — can do wonders for your mental health.

There are many walking plans available online, including those which focus on making 20-minute daily walks a habit. Visit https://kendallforest.com/ to find information on local forest preserves which contain wonderful walking paths.

For more information on COVID-19, please visit our Kendall County Health Department COVID-19 information page. 

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