Regular exercise provides many health benefits for seniors including a stronger heart, a positive mental outlook, improved balance, and an increased chance of remaining independent.
Some Benefits of Walking:
Health experts have now discovered that regular exercise helps prevent many of the conditions that frequently are associated with a visit to the emergency room.
Regular exercise can make a difference in an older person’s life, as well as, increasing their chances of remaining independent and able to care for themselves. Exercise appears to be at the heart of maintaining functional mobility and independence and that is critical for an older person.
One way to make your walking experience more enjoyable and rewarding is with a pedometer. I recommend the EZ-Step pedometer for your personal fitness tracker to count steps, calories and distance traveled. Walk with a friend, set goals and make walking a fun challenge. It is reported, that using a pedometer led to increases of approximately 775 steps/day. So Get Started!