Walking is the easiest form of exercise we do daily. Everyone has been trained to do it since young and it has become such a staple in our lives that we can do it in our sleep! Despite it being a simple task, many in their mature years find it difficult to make walking a daily routine. However, walking should be part of the routine as it can make a big difference in their lives! There are many perks that come with walking every day, so here are some benefits of walking for your loved ones to start their journey!
Opportunity to Go Outdoors
Many mature people find it more troublesome to head out as time goes by but going on walks is the perfect opportunity to enjoy some sun! Staying home too often is not healthy for anyone’s body and soul, but walking outside can make a big difference. Going on daily walks gives you a reason to get up in the morning, to dress up in your best leisurewear (or anything you want!), and do active things. Being out in the sun also gives us the vitamin D we need, while the natural light from the sun along with the walks help with sleep.
Increases Life Expectancy
Did you know that walking for 25 mins a day can increase your life expectancy by up to 7 years? Walking also helps you to see the brighter things in life, and the release of endorphins helps to improve your mood.
Helps with Body Mobility
Walking also does wonders for one’s mobility issues. This is because walking keeps the body active and improves one’s health. With continuous exercise even by walking, your bones, muscles, and joints will be trained and better equipped to prevent injuries. You become stronger and get to do more things by yourself, which will eventually boost your confidence as you are independent despite your age.
Regular walks can help to slow down the symptoms of age-related memory issues such as Alzheimer’s disease. It may even help reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s or dementia altogether! Walks can also help people who already have the condition, as it prevents sundowner’s syndrome. The natural sunlight that comes with walking in the day helps your loved one’s body clock to stay in sync, making it easier for them to get quality sleep at night.