Don’t underestimate the importance of a daily walk! It’s easy, available to everyone, and brings about extraordinary health gains. A mere few minutes each day in your favorite park or walking spot can drastically improve both mental and physical well-being – it has amazing benefits for moods as well as the heart. Walking should not be overlooked – so start those first steps to better health now!
Here are 3 surprising ways to use walking as part of your healthy lifestyle:
1. It protects against dementia. Combatting the cognitive decline that often comes with old age is achievable through regular exercises, such as walking which increases cerebral blood flow and reduces your risk of vascular disease. Keeping up with a good fitness regimen is one of the most powerful weapons against dementia.
Fun fitness tip: Add some of your favorite, lively music to your iPod and take it with you on walks. Research has demonstrated that not only does listening to music make exercise pleasurable, but also it increases both endurance and intensity!
2. It improves your mood. Fun fitness tip: Seize the opportunity to embrace nature! When it’s sunny out, go for a walk in nature and reap its many advantages. Research has revealed that group hikes filled with natural beauty result in decreased stress and depression levels, as well as improved mental health. So make sure you take advantage of being outdoors when possible – not only will you get your daily dose of vitamin D but also benefit from an elevated mood!
Fun fitness tip: Seize the opportunity to embrace nature! When it’s sunny out, go for a walk in nature and reap its many advantages. Research has revealed that group hikes filled with natural beauty result in decreased stress and depression levels, as well as improved mental health. So make sure you take advantage of being outdoors when possible – not only will you get your daily dose of vitamin D but also benefit from an elevated mood!
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3. It boosts your overall health. Studies demonstrate that a vigorous walking regimen can help lower your blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and overall risk of heart disease. Furthermore, this type of weight-bearing exercise may inhibit bone thinning caused by osteoporosis or even the development of certain cancers; especially females who walk for at least seven hours per week are less likely to develop breast cancer. Walking is not only an ideal form of fitness – it’s also protective!
Fun fitness tip: Finding a full 30 minutes to dedicate yourself to a walk can be challenging. Why not break it up into smaller periods? Even 10 minutes of exercise, done three times over the day, will add up and make reaching your goal much easier! In reality, several shorter workouts throughout the day are just as effective as one long session – so don’t let time constraints stop you from achieving your fitness goals!
How Avanti Senior Living at Lafayette Keeps Residents Active
Avanti Senior Living at Lafayette is dedicated to providing residents with an active and healthy lifestyle. The community boasts a wide variety of activities and amenities to help engage residents in physical activity and encourage them to lead healthier lives.
The grounds of Avanti Senior Living at Lafayette are perfect for walking, thanks to its lovely landscaping and courtyard. The community also offers a wide range of fitness classes, from low-impact aerobics to balance and strength training. Residents can enjoy walks with friends or participate in outdoor activities such as gardening.
At Avanti Senior Living at Lafayette, we know that healthy living is essential. We offer a tranquil and lovely atmosphere in which seniors can exercise through walking trails, or attend barre classes or strength training classes among other activities! Not only will our residents feel great but they can also enjoy their leisure time while doing so!