Hello friends! We all know that taking walks is good for you. Many studies have shown the benefits for people of all ages. Well, now there is some proof that it helps increase health in the later years of life as well. According to a recent report done by the American Medical Association, folks in their 70s and 80s that walked consistently were less likely to be disabled. We whole-heartedly support walking for healthy exercise at any age! And the right shoes can get you started and keep you going.
Walk for your Health!
Walking helps to increase mobility, gets the blood flowing and is a great low-impact exercise. Many people who are recovering from injuries or who have been sedentary for some time can try walking short distances in order to improve health. Being outdoors can increase blood oxygen levels and improve overall mood, especially when you go to a natural area or park. If you are not used to walking, we recommend just trying short walks to start and then increase as you get more comfortable.
Walk with Friends!
The same report by the AMA showed that people who walked with friends or in social groups had higher rates of success and showed more health improvements. We are social creatures, aren’t we? We are more likely to do an activity if we have someone to do it with. It’s more interesting and fun and helps the time pass by. Plus, we can motivate each other to go a little further or faster. So grab a buddy the next time you head outside!
Good Walking Shoes will Help!
We know that sometimes walking can be painful. But the right shoes can help eliminate discomfort and pain in the feet, knees, hips and back. With properly fitted shoes- and occasionally addition supports or orthotics- just about anyone can get back on their feet. At Cobbler Bill’s, we carry a wide selection of walking and athletic shoes for all sizes. We always measure your feet and ask you about any issues or conditions you might have. We want to make sure that you walk away in comfort and style! You can learn more about our fitting techniques on our website.
Come visit us today to find the right walking shoes for you!