Take a walk in the park

Published 11:55 am Saturday, March 19, 2016

The benefits of regular walking can’t be overstated.

People who walk regularly have lower blood pressure, a healthier weight, healthier muscles (including their heart!), better bone density, healthier joints, better sleep, a lower risk of Type 2 diabetes and many more benefits.

There are benefits for your emotional health, too. Walking, especially outside, also improves mood and reduces stress. Outside walking allows people to get fresh air and enjoy the natural beauty of our area.

Walking with friends provides all of the above benefits plus an enjoyable social experience.

So the question is, why not walk?

The Tidewater News encourages its readers to celebrate National Walk in the Park Day on March 30. You’ll be doing something that improves your health, your mood and your relationships with those you walk with. You might even meet a new friend. What could be better than that?