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Walk This Way…To Better Health!

HTS Rehab News – May 2019

Physical activity is a vital component to maintaining overall health. According to the CDC, “Older adults can obtain significant health benefits with a moderate amount of daily physical activity.The loss of strength and stamina attributed to aging is in part caused by reduced physical activity.”

Did you know walking is one of the very best exercises you can do? Walking is an activity that most everyone can take part in and can be done just about anywhere. For older adults, the World Health Organization recommends at least 150 minutes of physical activity weekly. Walking has many health benefits as it can help prevent coronary heart disease, lower blood pressure, and improve circulation! Below are recommendations that can assist you in developing your own walking program. Always make sure to consult with your physician before beginning any new exercise routine.

Getting Started:

Doctor’s permission

Good pair of walking shoes

Safe place to walk

Walking buddy

Water bottle

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