April is National Move More Month

April is National Move More Month and April 3rd, 2024, is National Walking Day! Join Red Canyon Physical Therapy and the community as we move more this entire month of April.


National Move More Month was created by the American Heart Association (AHA) with the aim of improving the health of Americans and those all around us.


The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise per week. We know this may sound difficult, but sessions can be broken up into shorter periods of time throughout the week.

Example: walking 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week would reach this goal.


Walking is a great way to implement physical activity and achieve the associated health benefits. Walking is simple enough that all ages and fitness levels can participate. Walking requires no special skill, equipment, or gym membership to perform.


Research shows that walking can:

  • Help you sleep better
  • Increase energy and endurance
  • Improve blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels in the blood
  • Supports health immune system and boosts metabolism
  • Improve overall mental and emotional well-being
  • Improve bone strength and prevent against the risk of osteoporosis
  • Prevent weight gain and maintain a healthy weight
  • Alleviate joint pain
  • Lower your risk of mortality


Add walking as a part of your daily routine and feel better. Every step counts so get up and move!