Brisk walking:

  • Increases your heart rate
  • Lessens the risk of heart disease
  • Encourages more oxygen into your lungs and
  • Improves your cardio-vascular system.
  • Is “Weight bearing” (body weight is supported by spine, legs and feet). Builds healthy bones
  • Builds strong leg muscles – vital for physical independence.
  • Can be both sociable and beneficial – especially if you have a partner to walk with.

Reproduced from Sod Sitting, Get Moving!: Getting Active in Your 60s, 70s and Beyond Hardcover – 9 Mar. 2017 by Sir Muir Gray (Author), Diana Moran  (Author), David Mostyn (Illustrator)To buy a copy click here