Walking is an activity that is functional, social, fun, and has numerous health benefits. Walking is good for your heart. A recent Harvard study shows that walking at a moderate pace (three miles per hour) for up to three hours a week, or 30 minutes a day, can cut the risk of heart disease in women by as much as 40%. The benefits to men are comparable.
Along with its benefits to the heart, walking:
Bolsters the immune system
Improves posture and circulation
Helps control weight
Helps prevent and control diabetes
Helps prevent osteoporosis
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For more information about Valparaiso's walking routes program, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 219-462-5144.