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Aging Gracefully: The Power of Walking as you Get Older.

footstepsEvery now and then we have to admit that we can’t do all of the physical exercise that we did when we were younger. Thankfully, walking is one form of exercise that most of us can do throughout our life. Not only will walking help you to slow down the aging process, but you will help you feel more energetic and better about yourself. So lace up your walking shoes and check out the health and aging benefits of walking:

  • Walking can reduce your stroke risks: According to University of South Carolina researchers, walking briskly for just 30 minutes, five days a week can significantly lower your risk of suffering a stroke.
  • Walking can save your mind: Researchers from the Mayo Client have seen improvement in people suffering from memory problems when they partake in moderate activities. This could be the result of the role physical activity plays in increasing blood flow to the brain.
  • Walking can save you money: By walking outdoors and not in a gym, you will not insure the cost of monthly gym fees. Plus, depending on where you live and the temperature at this time of year, walking will get you out and about so you can take advantage of the scenery.
  • Walking can prevent or manage various conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes.
  • Walking can lift your mood, and improve your balance and coordination.

If you walk as part of your daily exercise regimen – where do you walk? And, how far each day? Write a comment and join our conversation.

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