Benefits of Walking
Are you skeptical about the benefits of "just" walking? You might find these tidbits from the American Heart Association interesting:
- For every hour of walking, life expectancy may increase by two hours.
- Walking for as few as 30 minutes a day provides heart health benefits.
- Walking is the single most effective form of exercise to achieve heart health.
These facts aren't to say more robust forms of cardio aren't great for you, but don't knock the value of walking! Grab a friend, put on your tennis shoes, and take that first step.
If you're looking for a place to start walking, please visit OLOL's indoor and outdoor walking paths, open to the public.