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Kingsbrook Animal Hospital, your favorite veterinary team, is doing the AWL Paws and Claws 5k/1mile walk at Baker Park in Frederick, Maryland. Come join us in supporting animal welfare and fitness! Need another reason?.....
Walking and running have many benefits, such as, weight loss, reduced stress, and reducing high blood pressure. The typical adult gains 1 to 3 pounds a year, which means they're eating, on average, an excess of 10 to 30 calories a day. Walking 2, 000 additional steps a day would burn off the 100 calories needed to compensate for that excess calorie consumption.
Studies show that walking or running is a proven stress management technique. It helps to take the mind off of stressful life situations and protects the heart from the harmful effects of stress. Additionally, walking or running helps to reduce high blood pressure by increasing blood flow and improving circulation. Regular physical activity makes the heart stronger. A stronger heart pumps more blood with less effort. When the heart works less to pump blood; the force on your arteries decreases, lowering blood pressure.
So, what are you waiting for? Grab a friend or your trusty dog and get active! Join us at Baker Park in Frederick, Maryland on June 29th, 2013!