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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 help you:

  • Maintain a healthy weight and lose body fat
  • Prevent or manage various conditions, including heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, cancer and type 2 diabetes
  • Improve cardiovascular fitness
  • Strengthen your bones and muscles
  • Improve muscle endurance
  • Increase energy levels
  • Improve your mood, cognition, memory and sleep
  • Improve your balance and coordination
  • Strengthen immune system
  • Reduce stress and tension

Most important, walking club members build strong friendships and have a lot of fun!!!

Join us May 1 through October 31 in The Walk Massachuetts Challenge

Use our handy Walk Journal to track your walking

More 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