Put On Your Walking Shoes
“Walking is man’s best medicine.” Hippocrates
Once again, our city’s beautiful summer season is upon us. I spend loads of time outdoors relishing in the sunshine, and even the occasional rainfall does not bother me. I walk more and more for the practice, as my walking is slightly impaired due to my setback. The paved, cleared streets make it less obstructive than an icy street. I get my much needed source of Vitamin D for free!
Walking also helps to:
- Maintain a healthy weight,
- Prevent or manage various conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes,
- Strengthen your bones and muscles,
- Improve your mood, and
- Improve your balance and coordination.
Our community is full of unique scenery and little rest spots (Giovanni Caboto Park). So, put on those comfortable walking shoes, go at your own pace, keep hydrated, and start walking!