Walking Clubs

Participating in a walking club 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!!!

We encourage you to join or start a Keep Moving Program walking club in your town. If there is not a club in your town, it’s very easy to start one. Look up the New Club Leader Training Schedule and Tools on this web site. Then, contact the Keep Moving Program Leader to find out how you can start a new Keep Moving Program in your community.

Additional Information
Lynn Wolf
Walking Club Program Leader & MCOA Communications Manager
Phone: 413-527-6425
Email: Lynn@mcoaonline.com

Schedule a Go4Life Family Fun Walk in September!

FFW Full Implementation Kit for 2019

Go4Life Family Fun Walks Poster

 

Walking Club Directory update 2018

Walk Journal

Keep Moving Walking Resources

Club Manager Manuals

Walking Events

Plan an Intergenerational Walk

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

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Massachusetts Councils
on Aging

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