09/30/14 5:38 p.m.
New diet and exercise programs come out every day, but Dr. Steve Mills, health commissioner for the city of Findlay said staying fit is a lot easier than that.
Audio: Steve Mills
And with three full months left in the year, there is still time to make good on you 2014 New Year’s resolutions. If that resolution was to get in shape or lose some weight, Mills said there’s no need to go buy a pricey gym membership.
audio: Steve Mills
According to Mills, 150 minutes of walking per week has been shown to improve heart and lung functions as well as improve stress levels, self-esteem and mood.
Mills said it’s as simple as walking the dog, using the stairs, taking a walk during the lunch hour or any other activity. It doesn’t all have to be done at once, but Mills said it’s just important to be active.
For diabetes awareness month in November, Mills will be holding a walking club at the Findlay Village Mall every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. to promote health and wellness.
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