Starting in 2007, the American Heart Association declared the first Wednesday in April as National Walking Day.
Walking gives all of us, no matter our age, good health benefits which is why the AHA decided to give it a name. A 30-minute walk each day helps with cardiovascular health, makes muscles stronger and improves mental health.
As we age we often get achy joints so walking can also help gain better flexibility in your joints. Imagine moving your body easier?
In many areas the weather is starting to get better so a walk outdoors can be lovely. There are also malls to walk and if you have a treadmill that’s an option too. Add some music or watch a show to help pass the time.
Private Home Health Care hopes you share stories about your walking adventures using #NationalWalkingDay. Walking is a great habit to start!