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Why Walking Is Beneficial to Seniors

Why Walking Is Beneficial to Seniors

Most medical professionals believe that walking is the most ideal exercise seniors can do every day. Some scientific studies have proven that walking is just as effective as running. It is the safest exercise for seniors that can be performed to slow, moderate, or intense. With the help of our professional and licensed caregivers here at Comfort and Care Health Services LLC, a provider of home health services in Chillicothe, Ohio, seniors can enjoy physical activities such as walking, with our supervision. 

Why does our home health agency in Chillicothe, Ohio recommends walking?

  • Walking helps improve cardiovascular health.
    Numerous studies have proven that walking improves senior’s heart health-related problems. It helps lower the risk of having high cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, cardiac arrest, and heart attack. Studies of daily walking regimens have shown a 30% to 50% reduction in the risk of getting cardiac arrest.
  • Walking can help boost the immune system.
    According to a study at Harvard, people who walk 20 minutes a day have 43% less sick days than those who don’t exercise at all. Walking daily can also improve your overall health and well-being, especially for seniors.

Know more about the benefits that walking can give. If you want our help to keep your senior loved ones healthy and comfy in their homes daily, our home health care services are here for you. 

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