Walking For All Ages
Walking For Everyone
Huber Warner, Ph.D. of the National Institute on aging in the USA, said: ‘People should be concerned about aging from the earliest stages of their lives. The problems of aging are cumulative, and the sooner you start correcting them, the better off you are in the long run.’ And the good news is that it’s never too late to start.
The aging process varies from person to person, and although it is inevitable, experts now agree that most people could look younger, be fitter, feel more vital and live longer if they took regular exercise throughout their lives. And the easiest way to do this is to walk regularly.
Walking requires little in the way of equipment, just a pair of comfortable supportive shoes – and off you go. Around the block and back again. It’s as simple as that to get started. Then once you’ve begun, just make the decision to keep on moving with a plan to keep you motivated – see Getting Started.
Walking improves attitude and is a great motivator. Why? Because it’s the easiest thing in the world to make the decision to get more active and simply get outside in the open air and go for a walk. Forget the gym, forget the worry over damaged joints due to jogging and running, and just get outside and do the most natural thing that the body was designed for four million years ago – walk!
Take a two-mile walk every morning before breakfast
Harry Truman (advice on how to live to be 8O, on his 8Oth birthday)