Did you know that training for a Susan G. Komen 3-Day® can increase your fitness level, help you feel better and have more energy for work AND leisure? If you didn’t know, now you do! Many of our Komen 3-Day participants have asked me where I get all my energy. Honestly, fitness and daily exercise are at the heart of my physical and emotional well being. Following the recommended training schedule provided by our 3-Day® coaches will not only ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable experience, but in the process you’ll feel more able to do things like playing with your kids, gardening, dancing, or biking.
Improving your fitness is good for your heart, lungs, bones, muscles, and joints. It also lowers your risk for falls, heart attack, diabetes, high blood pressure, and some cancers. If you already have one or more of these problems, getting more fit may help you control other health problems and make you feel better.
Maybe you exercise to tone your thighs, build your biceps, or flatten your belly. Or maybe you work out to ward off the big killers like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. But how about sweating to improve your mind? Exercise is the single best thing you can do for your brain in terms of mood, memory, and learning.
The health benefits of regular exercise and physical activity are hard to ignore. Exercise and physical activity are a great way to feel better, gain health benefits and have fun. And the benefits of exercise are yours for the taking, regardless of your age, sex or physical ability. Remember to check with your doctor before starting a new exercise program, especially if you have any health concerns.
So as you save lives all across the globe, work on enhancing your own by following those training schedules, signing up for training walks, and simply getting fit. Let’s WALK!
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Dr. Sheri Prentiss is the National Spokesperson for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day®, as well as a breast cancer survivor and a walker herself.