Walking: Best Youthful Elixir on the Planet

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: Feeling good may be the best elixir for looking good. Walking is a major part of that miracle medicine.
Air Date: 2/4/14
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Tyler Norris, MDiv
Tyler Norris KP photo resizedTyler Norris, MDiv, is an entrepreneur and founder of over a dozen businesses and social ventures. His three decades of service in the public, private and non-profit sectors have focused on improving population health, community vitality, and equitable prosperity. As a leader in the healthy and sustainable communities movement, he has worked in over 350 communities and with scores of organizations in the United States and around the world.

Currently, he serves as vice president, Total Health Partnerships at Kaiser Permanente, where he helps lead the implementation of this large integrated health delivery systems' aspiration for the complete physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being of its members, workforce, and communities. Additionally, Tyler leads Kaiser Permanente's portfolio of integrated physical activity and active transportation initiatives.

Among his voluntary roles, Tyler serves as board chair of IP3, a non-profit technology venture that powers,, and an array of data platforms for leading health philanthropies and governmental agencies. He is also a board member of Naropa University, North America's leading institution of contemplative education.

Previously Tyler has served as founding CEO of Community Initiatives Inc.; convener of Advancing the Movement; founding co-chair of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation's National Leadership Alliance; founding director of the national "Convergence Partnership" (a consortium of philanthropies, Kaiser Permanente, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention); NAC Chair of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Active Living by Design initiative; as a Fellow of Estes Park Institute and the Public Health Institute; and as head coach of the YMCA's award-winning Pioneering Healthier Communities initiative. Norris has a bachelor's degree in international political economy from The Colorado College and a master of divinity degree from Naropa University. He is a parent of two young adults, an avid mountain biker, back country skier and pilot.
Walking: Best Youthful Elixir on the Planet
As you age, you naturally lose muscle tone and it's typically harder to lose (or maintain) weight.

One of the easiest ways to help you keep extra weight off and to stimulate an energetic youthful appearance is walking.

Research shows walking can also keep your memory sharper as you age.

While there's truth to the saying, "If you don't look good, you don't feel good," the reverse is also true.

Feeling good may be the best elixir for looking youthful and fit.

Every Body Walk! experts work in many different fields: medicine, psychology, fitness and city planning, to name just a few.

Special guest, Tyler Norris, joins Melanie Cole, MS, to share ways to incorporate walking into your daily life, as well as offer tips on walking safely based on your current health and lifestyle.