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Benefits of Walking for Older Adults

Walking has so many benefits for older people. It can improve your health and wellbeing in many ways, and it can help you to live independently for longer.

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Being able to walk without help is one of the strongest signs of whether someone can live independently. Older people who exercise regularly are more likely to walk without assistance and do things for themselves around the house. Exercise doesn’t need to be demanding, rather be beneficial for your health. 


In fact, the Australian Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines recommends older people aged over 65 do 30 minutes of moderate intensity activity each day. URL:

You could choose to walk at a steady pace for longer periods, or in shorter, quicker bursts, or up and down hills or stairs. It all helps. But before you begin, talk to your GP or Chemist King Pharmacists about the level of exercise that’s right for you.

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