There’s no better time than right now…TO START WALKING!!
Walking is considered the gold standard of exercise, since it uses around 200 muscles and is a safe, inexpensive, fun activity that most anyone can do. But, that’s not all!
Increases your cardiovascular fitness
Reduces your stress
Gives you more energy
Tones your muscles
Enables you to get more restful sleep
Reduces your risk of developing many serious health problems
Helps you lose weight and keep it off
Enables you to maintain your current weight
Provides time to enjoy companions or to be alone, your choice
Makes you feel good!
Remember good walking posture: chin up, eyes forward, shoulders down, back straight, arms bent 90 degrees while pumping them back & forth. And always try to walk heel to toe.
Take a walk around your neighborhood or a nearby rails to trails and see what’s blooming this spring!!
Also, when you’re inside, remember to take the stairs if you are able…
Susan Covey is the Director of Fitness at Bayleigh Chase in Easton.
Letters to Editor
Carol Meredith says
For me, the best part of walking is the companionship of friends. Not only do I look forward to their company, but I think they may also count on me being there for them, and that motivates me to get up and get out there. It benefits my mental health as much as my physical health.