Benefits of Walking

What’s not to like about walking? It’s free. It’s easy to do, and it’s easy on the joints. And there’s no question that walking is good for you. Walking is a low-impact, aerobic exercise. Walking is easy to do and offers many benefits … it is easy to get started – all it takes is a willingness, commitment, and action.Walking improves circulation and strengthens the heart

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  • Walking is a natural energizer
  • Walking shores up your bones reducing the risk of hip fractures
  • Walking leads to a longer life
  • Walking lightens mood releasing natural painkilling endorphins to the body while reducing stress and anxiety
  • Walking relieves stress
  • Walking can lead to weight loss
  • Walking strengthens muscles – toning your legs and abdominal muscles and arm muscles if you pump them as you walk
  • Walking improves sleep
  • Walking supports your joints
  • Walking improves your breath
  • Walking boosts your brain power and  slows mental decline
  • Walking lowers Dementia/Alzheimer’s risk
  • Walking can prevent many physical health issues that increase with age
  • Walking helps you do more, longer – reducing the incidence of disability
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