We all know that regular physical activity is important to our overall health, especially for seniors.
Did you know walking is a great way for older adults to remain active?
Seniors who commit to taking a brisk walk each day may be at a lower risk of:
- Heart Disease
- Type 2 diabetes
- Breast and colon cancers
With the onset of colder months upon us, how can older adults continue their walking routine and remain active?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that in the colder months, you can utilize indoor malls for your brisk walk. Malls can be pedestrian friendly, they are climate-controlled, are well lit, have benches for resting, fountains for hydrating, restrooms, as well as security guards and cameras for safety.
For more information on mall walking programs and for other walking resources visit the CDC’s Mall Walking: A program Resource Guide at – https://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/downloads/mallwalking-guide.pdf
So get yourself a comfortable pair of walking shoes, hit the mall and improve your health!
All content of this newsletter is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Please consult a medical professional before adopting any of the suggestions on this page. You must never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment based upon any content of this newsletter. PROMPTLY CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN OR CALL 911 IF YOU BELIEVE YOU HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY.