Walkers
WHY WALK? There are plenty of reasons to walk. We've been doing it since the dawn of time, well before the first gym opened.

Walking is an organic, natural, gluten-free, fat-free, toxin-free, low impact, meditative experience that delivers far more physical and mental health benefits than most other decisions you'll make today.


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SITTING IS THE NEW SMOKING
The latest research suggests that sitting too much is potentially more dangerous than smoking.

Count the number of hours you sit each day. Be honest. If you commute an hour in the morning, an hour after work — that's two hours, and if you sit at an eight-hour-a-day desk job that's 10. Then you come home and crash into your sofa for another 2-3 hours. That’s 12-13 hours!

When we sit for long periods of time our bodies kind of go into shutdown, which can lead to a greater risk of heart disease, immobility, diabetes, and other health problems, especially the older we get.

Physical Activity Council’s 2017 report shows that out of 300 million Americans aged 6 years and older, 81 million are living a sedentary lifestyle.

That's why the U.S. Surgeon General launched a national call to action to promote walking and walkable communities, calling on people to make walking a priority and to make the United States a more walkable nation.


PHYSICAL BENEFITS
If there's a fountain of youth, it is probably physical activity. Walking is arguably one of the best forms of exercise.

The American Heart Association, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and the U.S. Surgeon General all report that walking 30 minutes for five days per week at a moderate intensity helps improve the following:

  • Cardiovascular Health

  • Strength & Mobility

  • Weight Loss & Maintenance

  • Disease Prevention
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MENTAL BENEFITS
Stress occurs when the demands placed on you, such as work, school or relationships, seem to exceed your ability to cope. This stress can contribute to the development of major illnesses, such as depression, anxiety, heart disease, insomnia and obesity.

Walking is considered vital for maintaining mental fitness, and it can reduce stress. A 30-minute walk in the midst of a stressful time can give immediate relief and helps improve the following:

  • Mental Fitness

  • Creative Thinking

  • Mood Enhancement

  • Cognitive Function
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PERSONAL
BENEFITS

ACCOUNTABILITY

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Knowing that someone is waiting for you to show up can be a powerful incentive.


MEET NEW PEOPLE

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Walk with a different person each time and expand your social network!


LEARN NEW THINGS

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Whether it's some special skill, knowledge of the area, or creative thought, share and learn with a walker.