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Physical Activity

Benefits of Walking

Did you know that more than half of the body’s muscles are designed for walking?

  • No cost
  • Natural movement
  • Refreshes the mind, reduces fatigue and increases energy
  • Provides an enjoyable time for sharing and socializing with friends and family
  • Regular, brisk walking can reduce elevated blood fats or blood pressure and improve digestion and elimination
  • Strengthens bones and helps to prevent or control osteoporosis (a condition where the bones become brittle and fragile)
  • Relieves stress and tension
  • Regular walking will help you to maintain a healthy weight and a positive body image, especially when combined with healthy eating
  • Brisk walking trains your heart, lungs and muscles to work more efficiently.
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