|Walking Is Perfect for Any Age|
Doctors recommend one form of exercise or another for people of any age. Exercise promotes good health and mental well being. Walking is one way of exercising which entails virtually no expense and can be done both indoors, on a treadmill, outside on a walking path, a sidewalk or just about any safe area. Walking is a low-impact way to exercise. This means it causes no damage to the limbs and joints which could occur with other exercises like jogging and jumping rope. Walking has many benefits – it helps reduce weight, lower blood pressure and blood sugar levels in diabetics, improver circulation and respiration and is good for the joints. Walking is recommended for patient suffering from many chronic diseases like a heart condition, diabetes, hypertension and arthritis. Like any other form of exercise, seniors or those with a medical condition should first consult their doctor before embarking on a walking regimen. Walking needs a warm-up and cool-down period, as in other exercises, to prevent muscle pain and other damage. For safe and comfortable walking a person should wear a well-fitting, well arched pair of walking shoes which offer the heels a good degree of support. Fitness walking and speed walking will depend on a person's physical condition, age and objectives.
To lose weight a person needs to walk briskly with arms extended, to reach a level where calories are burned. Initially the distance covered and the pace may not be very great, but both should be gradually extended as the person gets accustomed to the new exercise routine. Brisk walking helps diabetic's lower blood sugar levels. Diabetes patient however should first consult their doctor who will advise on the recommended distance and pace at which a patient should walk. The patient should regularly monitor his or her sugar level to know the improvement that is being achieved.
According to a recent University of Georgia study, participating in a walking program helps older adults increase their chances of maintaining independence and decreases the risk of disability by as much as 41%. It also increased their physical function by as much as 25%. This irrefutably proves the positive effects of walking and the benefits that seniors can hope to obtain from a well rounded exercise routine.
Chateau Cupertino is a Bay Area retirement residence where physical fitness and emotional stimulation are part of the comprehensive activity program that is created each month. Its crowded schedule of the day's activities provides for exercise sessions several days of the week, apart from a host of social activities. This retirement residence is committed to seniors who seek independent retirement living to provide a stress-free environment and enjoy the company of peers and like-minded individuals. Its many amenities include comfortably appointed one and two-bed room apartments as well as alcove apartments complete with all essential services including utilities, housekeeping, laundry service, activities, transportation, meals and much more. Chateau Cupertino appreciates the enjoyment of good wholesome and varied food and offers a choice of dishes on it daily menus. Once a month it organizes a Champagne brunch, to which residents are encouraged to invite family and friends. This retirement residence goes to great lengths to create an ambience of companionship, independence and freedom. To contact Chateau Cupertino please call 408.446-4300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Do visit our websites www.chateau-cupertino.com and www.homefortheretired.com which lists all the amenities, services and costs associated with living at Chateau Cupertino.
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