Family Matters- USFHP Blog

5 Ways Walking is Better than Running

Posted by Kay Lucas on Sep 13, 2016 8:00:00 PM

Running and walking are both awesome physical activities. And for weight loss, running will always win hands down.  Fall is a great time to get outdoors for a regular workout.  The air is crisp, and the temperatures are cool, and the beauty of the season is everywhere. Most experts agree that a good walk or run can have great health benefits. These include higher energy levels, better mood patterns, regulated blood pressure and healthier cholesterol. Most importantly, both activities reduce the risk of three major health risks -- cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. 

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Topics: US Family Health Plan, TRICARE Prime, walking, working out, Cardio Health, Running, Joint Damage, Autumn Outdoors

Walking – The 30 Minute Miracle

Posted by Kay Lucas on Apr 26, 2016 8:00:00 PM

How many times have you joined a local gym, committed to go at least 3 times per week, and then ended up only making a few trips for the entire year? Or when is the last time you saw an intriguing fitness infomercial – Cross Fit, Insanity, Pure Core – and immediately ordered it on your credit card, but lost interest before you even got the first bill?

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Topics: TRICARE, Fitness, US Family Health Plan, TRICARE Prime, walking, New York Hikes, New Jersey Hikes