Well the end is here. Our 10,000 steps challenge ends today, and it's time to show our results. Aaron, Greg and I had our post-challenge physicals to see just how well we did and what else we can work on.
Aaron started off the challenge looking to lose some weight, and he did! With a two pound weight loss, it brought him down from 220 to 218. SwedishAmerican's Dr. Thomas Schiller says his numbers, like cholesterol and body mass index, were all fabulous. For all three of us, our numbers pretty much stayed the same. Since we were all pretty active to begin with, Dr. Schiller says he didn't expect a huge change, but was glad we all made the effort to walk more.
I also lost a little bit of weight and Greg, maintained what he likes to call the "ideal physical specimen". Yeah, okay Greg. That's still to be determined. All in all, we had a great time sharing exercise ideas with you guys and coming up with unique ways to get more active. Dr Schiller does recommend that everyone continues to raise the bar in the journey toward a healthy life.
"Getting physically active or staying physically active is very important," Dr. Schiller says. "The results that you'd get in a month aren't nearly as impressive as the results you're gonna get over months or even years, so you want to keep doing the things you've been doing, if you have been active, and maybe increase what you've been doing if you've been a little less active."
We just want to thank everyone for coming on this journey with us. We've had so much fun getting out in the community to spread the word about healthy lifestyles. We hope to jump in on the challenge again soon!
In the meantime, keep on walking!
-The 13News Today Team
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