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Walkin App Helps Indiana Hoosiers Get On their Feet

Need some motivation to get started walking but don’t have time? Get WalkIN’ is an e-mail based walking program being offered through Purdue Extension. People can sign-up, walk on their own, and receive consistent e-mailed support and information. Any resident of Indiana who is aged 18 years and older may enroll at bit.ly/GetWalkINMay2021

Spring is here and that means nicer weather with more time spent outdoors. Why not take this opportunity to start walking and moving more? Walking is a popular form of physical activity—and good for your health!

Only half of all American adults get the recommended amount of physical activity. Lack of physical activity is directly related to the occurrence of adult obesity and overweight.

Regular physical activity can lower risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, depression, and falls in older adults. Walking is an excellent way for most people to increase their physical activity.

It is an easy way to start and maintain a physically active lifestyle. Walking is accessible to almost anyone, doesn’t require specific skills or fancy workout clothes and equipment.

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