9 Miles of Walking at Disney

According to my “in depth research”, the average visitor to Disney walks 9 miles during their one-day theme park trip.  You have probably heard that you should strive to walk 10,000 steps a day. Did you know that in America, we average just over 5,000 steps a day? We are still a very unhealthy group of people. It’s hard enough for a healthy individual  to make it through a hot, physically demanding, day-long trip to Disney, so I can’t imagine being in poor health and trying to maintain my energy level and patience during a visit to the happiest place on earth.  Carrying extra pounds has many side effects. Here are the dangers of being out of shape and/or overweight

Physical problems:

  • Eating disorders
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • High cholesterol
  • Breathing problems
  • Sleep apnea
  • Cancer (colon, kidney, etc.)
  • Gallstones
  • Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Blood vessel problems
  • Skin infections and rashes
  • Sex hormone problems
  • Heartburn
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Liver problems

Psychological problems:

  • Low self-esteem
  • Poor body image
  • Depression

One of my greatest desires is to see others continue on the path of a healthy lifestyle or to join in on the journey for themselves and for their loved ones!