Being active is the secret to staying healthy. And walking is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to get moving. So how about starting a walking group? It’s a great way to get exercise into your day and build stronger relationships with family, neighbors or co-workers.
For many people, finding ways to fit exercise into their schedules is tough. But what they don’t realize is that simply walking 30 minutes every day can have a great impact on their health.
Start a walking group! Work with your community-based organization to gather people or reach out to family, neighbors, friends, or co-workers. By planning out walks and encouraging each other, a walking group can have a huge impact on everyone involved.
It varies. In may take a few days or longer to recruit members and agree upon a schedule. But once all the details are set and everyone is on board, all it takes is 30 minutes a few times a week.
Taking frequent, brisk walks can boost your brain power, make you more productive and can lower health care costs by reducing a wide range of health risks.
Walking is one of the safest forms of exercise. Still, if any group members have concerns, they should check with their doctor before starting. They can also use this easy screening tool to help determine if they’re good to go: http://easyforyou.info/.
Who can do this?
Great Reasons to do this Project
It’s an easy way to add exercise to your routine and it’s fun! You will build relationships with your fellow walkers, while doing something good for your health.