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Benefits of Walking

September 25, 2017

If you do nothing else for yourself, take a walk. Here are just a few of the well known health benefits of walking:

  • Lowers Blood Pressure

  • Increases Good Cholesterol

  • Decreases Blood Sugar

  • Improves oxygen to the Body

  • Provides for a Healthier Heart

  • Improves Balance and Coordination

  • Improves Muscle Strength

  • Gives Your Body Greater Mobility

  • Eliminates Fluid Build Up in Your Tissues

  • Makes motion more fluid in Your Joints

  • Burns Fat & Helps Fight Weight Gain

Obviously, the faster you walk, the better the benefits. Walking for fitness has a cumulative effect on seniors. You become less depressed, more active, diminishes stress in your life, virtually eliminates the fear of falling and losing your balance, and gives you a better sense of well being over all. It could be the single most important factor in allowing seniors to grow old gracefully.

 

Several ways you can accomplish this is by power walking. You can also a walking stick to help keep you steady. When it gets cold, you can walk in the mall. Then you can also observe people! Get a group of your friends together and do it all together. Keep yourselves accountable and name your club!

 

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