Health Benefits of a Brisk Walk For Elderly People
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Health Benefits of a Brisk Walk For Elderly People

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Health Benefits of a Brisk Walk For Elderly People

There are numerous health benefits of a brisk walk for the elderly. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, brisk walking is a healthy activity that can reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and certain types of cancer. It is recommended that older people participate in moderate physical activity at least five times a week. Walking can relieve the pain caused by chronic conditions, such as osteoporosis or arthritis. It also strengthens the muscles around the joints, which reduces the strain on the joints. Walking can also help reduce chronic pain in the back and muscles. It is also free of cost to take part in and can be done anywhere, including indoors. Walking can help the elderly maintain their independence and health. It can reduce the risk of osteoarthritis and heart disease. It can also increase lung capacity, making it easier for the elderly to breathe. Seniors who have problems with breathing can also benefit from walking on a regular basis. Walking regularly can improve mood, energy, and stamina. It can also improve social interaction, which can help improve the quality of life. A brisk walk can also reduce the risk of death. One study found that older people who took an hour a day of brisk walking reduced their risk by 35 percent. That's equivalent to an extra seven years on average!

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