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Date:1/14/2009

se weight and lead to a healthier life. For those who haven't been active, the best way to begin is to start walking. And for those who have been somewhat active, the best way to add more activity to a daily routine is by walking.

"Our system uses the 10,000 steps model that began as a fitness program in Japan more than 40 years ago," says FitHeads co-founder Mark Potts. "The 10,000 steps goal builds on your regular routine throughout the day, naturally adding physical activity to your very busy life. We've adapted the model to recognize that individuals will enter this at varying stages of fitness. We take a personalized, gradual approach to coaching people to the 10,000-step point so they develop healthy habits now that will stay with them for the rest of their lives."

At 10,000 steps the average person will be burning about 500 extra calories a day; over the course of a year that equates to a 50 pound weight loss.

Research has confirmed that regular walkers experience many diverse health benefits. Moderately intense activities, such as a consistent walking program, can:

  • Reduce fat, resulting in weight loss
  • Reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by as much as 30-50 percent
  • Reduce the risk of colon cancer and breast cancer
  • Increase energy levels
  • Lower blood glucose and improve insulin action in diabetics
  • Improve stability, endurance, and agility
  • Lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart attack
  • Relieve stress
  • Improve mood
  • Increase mental acuity
  • Reduce the debilitating impact of both depression and anxiety
  • Improve the quality of sleep

"At the start of our 10-day program, we guide you as you examine two possible futures," says Potts. "The
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