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5 Miles a day Challenge

5 Miles a day Challenge

In this week's challenge you must Walk 5 miles, five days this week . Walking several miles a day, five days a week takes considerable time, but the payoff can be huge if you make it a lifetime habit. Walking five miles a day has many benefits including high calorie burn and weight loss. You lose one pound when you burn 3,500 calories and you can burn up to 444 calories per hour depending on your body weight and how fast you walk. At this rate, you can lose approximately one pound per week assuming your diet remains unchanged.

Benefits of running 5 miles a day

Health benefits of walking:

  • The American Heart Association recommends walking over running. Walking lowers bad cholesterol and reduces your risk for both hypertension and diabetes.
  • The AHA and researches associated with the National Runners’ Health Study looked at more than 30,000 subjects and found that, “Medium-intensity walking and vigorous-intensity running resulted in similar reductions in risk for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and possibly coronary heart disease over the study’s six years.”
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Prevent or manage various conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes
  • Strengthen your bones and muscles
  • Improve your mood
  • Improve your balance and coordination

The faster, farther and more frequently you walk, the greater the benefits.

Suggested Reading:

20 Shocking Benefits of Walking Regularly - Learn more here.

How to Get the Biggest Benefits of Walking - Learn more here.

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The Weekly Health Challenge is a self-audited program designed to motivate the JCSC Wellness participants in reducing BMI on a weekly basis.

How it works:
1. Each week there will be a new health challenge. You can accept the challenge by accepting the pledge for each challenge. You can only accept a challenge from midnight on Sunday to midnight on Tuesday.

2. At the end of the week, you can declare if you have completed the challenge. You can only mark a challenge as completed from midnight on Sunday to midnight on Tuesday.

3. Every week, the participants that complete the challenge will be recognized on this page.

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