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5 Key Benefits of Walking More this Summer

5 Key Benefits of Walking More this Summer

As Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of Summer, what better time to get outside and get some quality Vitamin D? Walking can give you an energy boost. Moving your body can improve your aches, pains, mood, and overall health. Here
  1. Stress Reduction and Boost Mood. Walking gives you time to think and get away from stressors. Removing yourself from the environment, breathing fresh air and feeling your body move is a natural stress-relief.
  2. Lower Blood Pressure. Walking just 40 minutes a day can lower the blood pressure in those with hypertension. “Normal” blood pressure is a measurement of less than 120/80. Hypertension is measured as a reading of 140/90 or greater.
  3. Lower Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke. Walking is a great cardiovascular exercise that gets your blood pumping and flowing through your body. Try to adjust your speeds to mix up the cardio action.
  4. Walkers Live Longer. According to several studies, walking might also increase longevity, ward off Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.
  5. Boost Brain Power. Walking can give you more energy and focus than a cup of coffee. Researchers have found that walking can increase the blood supply to the brain.
Join us on one of our community walks this summer. We will meet at Riverview Towers on Wednesdays, June 5th-July 24th and at Central Neighborhood Clinic Wednesdays, July 31st-August 28th.

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