Walking outside is a wonderful way to spend time with family and friends. It provides a good excuse to get out of the house and enjoy the clean air and warm sunshine. It’s been said that walking is your shortcut to good health!
Walking will also:
- Increase your energy
- Help you relax and sleep better
- Help you reduce your body fat and tone your muscles
- Strengthen your heart thereby reducing your risk of heart disease and stroke
- Lower your levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol while increasing levels of HDL (good) cholesterol
- Help keep your blood pressure in check
- Reduce your risk of developing type two diabetes, asthma and some cancers
- Increase muscle mass and tone
- Reduce dementia risk by up to 40% when integrated into a regular routine
- Avoid brain shrinkage in older people who walk 10 kilometres per week
- Enhance strength and balance as it is considered a weight-bearing exercise
- Stimulate and strengthen bones and increase density
- Help to maintain healthy joints which helps to prevent arthritis.
In other words, walking is a simple way to improve your overall well-being.
For Further Information
Call the Injury Prevention & Substance Misuse Program: (807) 625-5900
or toll-free 1-888-294-6630