OAWH: Older Adults and Walking for Health

OAWH: Older Adults and Walking for Health
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 Older adults should take part in at least 2.5 hours of moderate to vigorous activity each week. A walking program is an inexpensive, easy and convenient way to improve overall well-being and to enhance quality of life.

 

What are the Benefits of Walking?

Increasing physical activity through walking can help with:

  • decreasing blood glucose levels
  • decreasing systolic blood pressure
  • reducing the risk of coronary heart disease
  • reducing high cholesterol
  • bone density
  • flexibility
  • osteoarthritis
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National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE)
246 Bloor Street West, Room 234
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1V4, Canada