Fitness Friday: Get Outside, Get Active and Get Walking!

Spring is finally here, and that means clean streets, sidewalks, and park trails- making it the perfect time to get outside and go for a walk!

Did you know that studies show the health benefits of walking are the same as going for a run? Going for a 30-minute walk everyday reduces your risk of diabetes and heart disease, and will keep your body and muscles toned and fit. 

Not only is walking a perfect, low-impact exercise that's good for your body, it's good for your brain too. Walking has been linked to a reduction of memory loss in seniors, and ADHD in children, especially when they're walking in natural environments. 

So if you're able, lace up your favorite walking shoes and get outside. 

If you're interested in tracking your progress, SPRA has pedometer lending kits you borrow free of charge from our Resource Centre library.  

For more information:

Top 10 health benefits of walking everyday