Focus on Benefits of Walking
A campaign focusing on the health benefits of walking may help to increase the number of people walking and may also improve community health. Walking burns calories; strengthens back muscles and bones; lowers blood pressure; shapes and tones muscles; cuts cholesterol; reduces the risk of heart disease and other chronic conditions; reduces stress; and can improve sleep, mood, and outlook on life. Walking is also easier on joints than many other forms of exercise, requires no equipment and can be done almost anywhere, and allows time for friends, family, and neighbors to connect with one another. And, most importantly, walking is free. Click here for more on the benefits of walking.