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Walking For Outdoor Fitness

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Finding time to exercise can be difficult but it doesn’t have to be such a process or take hours every day to get the benefits. You don’t even need a gym membership. Walking is one of the best ways to increase your fitness and spend time outdoors! A new study shows that if every US adult over 40 years old walked just an additional 10 minutes each day, we would collectively prevent 110,000 deaths in the country each year. That’s a lot of good from 10 minutes! Walking trails can be in parks, around playgrounds (notice the sweet Burke playground shown in the article), through the woods or even at sports fields. Adding in outdoor fitness equipment can enhance walking by incorporating strength, additional cardiovascular options, balance and agility into our daily walks. Check out this article in Popular Science that sheds even more light onto the collective benefits of walking for exercise!



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