2019-04-03T18:16:00-06:00Wednesday, January 13, 2016|

20 Benefits of Walking RegularlyWhile living in one of the Broomfield retirement communities, you’ll notice that there are a lot of residents who are out walking. You may be wondering why so many people would get outdoors to walk. You know exercise is important for your health, but why do so many people choose walking as their form of exercise?

Here are some of the benefits that walking can provide for you:

  1. Reduce the risk of coronary heart disease
  2. Prevent or control type 2 diabetes
  3. Reduce the risk of stroke
  4. Lower your blood pressure
  5. Reduce high cholesterol levels
  6. Reduce your risk of developing colon cancer and other types of cancers
  7. Strengthen your bones, thereby reducing your risk of osteoporosis
  8. Prevent hip fractures and other issues by reducing the risk of falls
  9. Maintain a healthy weight
  10. Increase your chances at survival for breast cancer
  11. Reduce feelings of depression
  12. Prevent osteoarthritis
  13. Tone your legs, abdomen, and buttocks
  14. Increase energy by increasing blood circulation and oxygen supply to your body
  15. Reduce the likelihood of developing dementia
  16. Burn calories to help lose weight
  17. Reduce your stress
  18. Absorb vitamin D from the sun
  19. Improve your balance and coordination
  20. Socialize with friends while enjoying the outdoors

Whether you choose to walk with a friend or two, or walk on your own, you can enjoy the many benefits that come from walking on a regular basis. Throughout the Broomfield retirement communities, you’ll find that there are paths that you can take. At The Avenues Crofton Park Apartments, our residents enjoy walking around the adjacent Metzger Farm. The farm is 150 acres with plenty of walking and biking trails for you to explore. You could also walk the half mile to the Paul Derda Recreation Center, where you can participate in other activities for you to enjoy. Just remember that before you start walking, you should contact your doctor. Have your doctor give you a physical to make sure that you’re healthy enough for exercise.