Shannon Philpott

Writing, Reflecting, Teaching

Why Walking is Enough

Published September 2011: eHow Health

Why Walking is Enough
Small Steps Can Make a Big Difference In Your Health

Article Excerpt:

In 2008, Pam Mumper could barely walk up a flight of stairs, struggled to fit in a stadium seat and weighed in at 260 pounds. Three-and-a-half years later and 75 pounds lighter, she’s able to walk four miles consecutively, trek up flights of stairs with ease and share a stadium seat with her daughter.

For Mumper, it all began with a goal to walk one mile throughout her southern Illinois neighborhood. “I couldn’t breathe very well and I would get tired so quickly,” she says. “It was very physical for me and I couldn’t go very far — but it did get easier with time.”

What she found comes as welcome news to many of us who can’t quite justify an Equinox membership and have no ambitions of making the cover of Shape. To jumpstart a journey to a healthier lifestyle, walking — a sport that doesn’t require athleticism or expensive equipment — is enough.

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– Shannon Philpott

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