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BENEFITS OF WALKING

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Walking is a majorly underrated form of exercise yet it has so many benefits. If you’re not a huge fan of intense workouts, maybe a 30 minute walk a day is for you!

 

Walking is a weight-bearing exercise meaning you carry your own weight when you walk.  As with all other weight-bearing exercises, walking yields the following benefits:

 

  • Increased cardiovascular and pulmonary fitness
  • Reduced risk of heart disease and stroke
  • Improved management of conditions such as hypertension, high cholesterol, and diabetes
  • Increased bone strength and balance
  • Increased muscle strength and endurance
  • Reduced body fat

 

In order to get maximum benefits out of walking, aim to walk at least 30 minutes a day at a brisk pace.  If you can’t get all 30 minutes done in one session, you can incorporate walking into your daily routine by opting to take the stairs instead of the elevator, parking just a bit further from your destination than normal, or getting off of public transport a stop earlier and walking the rest of the way.

 

While walking poses little risk, you should always consult your doctor when starting a new fitness routine.

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NEXT LEVEL URGENT CARE IS A WINNER OF HOUSTON CHRONICLE TOP PLACES TO WORK

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Houston, Texas November 8, 2015 – Next Level Urgent Care has been awarded a 2015 Top Workplaces honor by the Houston Chronicle. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few.

 

“The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits.” says Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. “But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day—the employees. Time and time again, our research has proven that what’s most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it’s going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together. Claffey adds, “Without this sense of connection, an organization doesn’t have a shot at being named a Top Workplace.”

 

“There is no award that means more to me because happy staff equals happy patients and that is what Next Level Urgent Care is all about,” said Juliet Breeze, MD and CEO of Next Level Urgent Care.

 

About Next Level Urgent Care

 

With eight clinics in Greater Houston, Next Level Urgent Care (NLUC) provides accessible walk-in care for non-life threatening injuries and illnesses at significantly lower cost than emergency rooms. The clinics are designed around patients’ comfort and employ physicians and other healthcare providers trained to treat medical problems that require immediate attention. NLUC accepts most major insurance carriers and offers transparent discount pricing to uninsured or underinsured. For more information, go to www.nextlevelurgentcare.com

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About WorkplaceDynamics, LLC

 

Headquartered in Exton, PA, WorkplaceDynamics specializes in employee feedback surveys and workplace improvement. This year alone, more than two million employees in over 6,000 organizations will participate in the Top WorkplacesTM campaign—a program it conducts in partnership with more than 40 prestigious media partners across the United States. Workplace Dynamics also provides consulting services to improve employee engagement and organizational health. WorkplaceDynamics is a founding B Corporation member, a coalition of organizations that are leading a global movement to redefine success in business by offering a positive vision of a better way to do business.

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