Putting one foot in front of the other. We all do it, every day – whether it’s to get to the car or station, to go to work, to take the kids to school or to go to the shops. Much of the time we walk – or rush – just to get from A to B. We are also often on autopilot – so we don’t even notice what is around us.
Yet walking is an enjoyable form of exercise. It’s readily available to us all and it also offers some impressive health benefits – especially if you disconnect from your phone and get into the great outdoors.
The physical benefits of walking as an exercise are well documented – but did you know that it also benefits our brain? It does this by:
- Increasing blood flow to the brain – bringing fuel and oxygen to brain cells, helping them function well.
- Stimulating protein molecules in the brain which can improve the health of neurons and can also encourage them to grow and to form new connections.
- Improving learning, memory and overall brain function.
- Slowing the shrinkage of our brains which occurs as we get older.
- Helping to stem cognitive decline as we age.
Come and join us on our Walks and see where they lead you …
And however you walk … WALK WITH JOY!