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Walking Programs

Participating in a walking program rewards both body and soul. Physical activity improves the overall health and well-being of older adults. Even modest levels of activity done daily for 30 minutes can prevent or control heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, colon cancer, and weight gain. Walking boosts energy levels, improves blood circulation, lowers blood pressure, combats depression and reduces stress. Most important, walking club members build strong friendships and have a lot of fun!!!

Participate in the Walk Massachuetts Challenge

Walk Journal

Articles About the Health Benefits of Walking:

Walking Morning, Noon or Night – American Heart Association

Why is Walking the Most Popular Form of Exercise – American Heart Association

Walking: Trim your waistline, improve your health – Mayo Clinic

12 Benefits of Walking – Arthritis Foundation

How to Get the Biggest Benefits of Walking – Consumer Reports

5 Surprising Benefits of Walking – Harvard Health Publishing

Walking 20 Minutes a Day Might Save Your Life – Next Avenue

Massachusetts Councils
on Aging

116 Pleasant Street, Suite 306
Easthampton, MA 01027
Telephone: 413-527-6425
Fax: 413-527-7138