Walking is the Best Medicine

 

Walking is the Best Medicine! 

Dr. Dougal Mackinnon, MD, PhD explains how regular walking helps us maintain health, prevent illnesses and even build community. Especially for seniors, walking can help build muscle for greater mobility and stability and people with dementia tend to maintain memory for longer the more physically fit they are. In the words of Dr. Mackinnon, "There is no medicine better. There is no pill that can give you what walking can give you!" 

Listen to George Halvorson, CEO of Kaiser Permanente, share the gift walking can be to our bodies and the shocking statistics of how walking just 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week can help us reduce our risk of disease and depression. 

For more information and inspiration, go to www.EveryBodyWalk.org 

Published on March 3, 2013.