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7 Benefits of Walking Everyday for Older Adults - At Home Physical Therapy - Cortlandt, NY.

There are many health and wellbeing benefits of walking daily for people of all ages. For older adults, participating in physical activity such as daily walks can help you live independently for longer.

According to the National Institute on Aging, lack of physical activity can lead to more visits to the doctor, more hospitalizations, and more use of medications.

Benefits of Walking Everyday Include:

1. Strengthens muscles

2. Improves balance and reduces risk of falls

3. Improves cardiovascular health

4. Helps control blood sugar levels

5. Strengthens bones

6. Helps regulate weight

7. Improves mood and energy levels

Walking, if done outdoors or with other people can also have the added benefit of increasing social interactions and community relationships.

*** According to a study published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, older adults who participated in moderate to vigorous exercise had 36% less cognitive impairments over time and improved memory.

Places where you can walk include:

Inside and outside your home, local park or hiking trail, local school track (if permitted), shopping mall or outdoor community shopping area, neighborhood sidewalk.

Do you want to be able to walk better and longer or start walking everyday but don't know where to start?

Merge Rehabilitation can help. We offer Physical Therapy in the convenience of your home to help keep you active and mobile to maintain function & independence. Servicing Croton-On-Hudson, NY and Surrounding Areas.

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