The Physical and Mental Benefits of Walking
“Walking improves not only our mood, but our endurance and strength as well.  Walking keeps the joints lubricated and nourished, strengthening the ligaments and tendons throughout our ankles, hips and knees. Walking works to strengthen our heart and lungs by increases in our respiratory and heart rates.”
-  Douglas Schrift

"As people continue to walk and become more physically fit, the list of mental benefits grows. Walkers report improved self-confidence and self-esteem , as well as increased concentration and efficiency in mental activities."
- Dr James M. Rippe, Complete Book of Fitness Walking, Prentice Hall Press, NY 1989

Links:
8 Reasons why walking is good for your health
Walking for Good Health
Benefits of Walking Daily
Walking: Trim Your Waistline, Improve Your Health
17 Reasons to Walk
12 Benefits of Walking
5 Surprising Benefits of Walking
The Benefits of Walking

Age.UK: Love Later Life 
Boomer Cafe:Benefits of Walking for Over 50s 
verywell.com/walking benefits 
Walking for Fitness and Health   
Why Walking is Beneficial For Seniors 
seniorsliveitup.com - Benefits Of Walking
Senior Site - Surpirising Health Benefits of Walking
Retire at Home  - The Many Benefits of Walking for Seniors
Take a Walk - Five Major Benefits for Seniors

The Power of Walking

Healthy Old Walking Codgers

There are so many websites about the benefits of walking for seniors that I have taken the easy way out and  included a google link here: Walking Health Benefits
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How Walking can Help your Health


Two older woman walking in winter'There's no doubt that keeping active is good for our health. But that doesn't necessarily
mean that you have to start spending every day at the gym. You might be surprised by
the number of health benefits that are associated with getting out for a brisk walk.'

For more go to: www.ageuk.org.uk    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Bibliography
* Diamond, Harvey and Marilyn, Fit For Life, Angus and Roberton, Sydney, 1986.
* Kuntzleman, Charles T., The Complete Book of Walking, Outback Press, Melbourne, 1979.
* Rippe, Dr James M. and Ward, Ann , Complete Book of Fitness Walking, Prentice Hall Press, New York, 1989.
* Whittaker, Noel, Living Well in Retirement, Simon and Schuster, Sydney, 2000,