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Enjoy Your Summer Walk

As the end of our Edmonton summer starts to draw near, it's time to fully embrace outdoor activities that allow us to soak up the sunshine and stay active. Walking is the perfect activity to enjoy during the summer months.


Let's explore some reasons why walking should be your go-to activity this August.


1. Enhances Cardiovascular Fitness:

Walking is a low-impact aerobic exercise that gets your heart pumping without placing excessive stress on your joints. Regular brisk walking sessions can strengthen your heart and lungs, improve circulation, and enhance cardiovascular fitness.


2. Boosts Mental Well-being:

Did you know spending time in green spaces and parks can reduce stress, anxiety, and depression? Combining physical activity, fresh air, and exposure to natural surroundings releases endorphins, uplifting your mood and promoting a sense of calm and relaxation.


3. Strengthens Muscles and Joints:

Walking is a weight-bearing exercise that stimulates and strengthens your muscles, particularly those in your legs, hips, and core. This helps to maintain bone density, reducing the risk of osteoporosis.


4. Social Engagement and Connection:

Summer is a time for socializing and connecting with others. Walking is an excellent, low-cost way to socialize with your friends, family, or walking group.



If you are experiencing any concerns or discomfort with walking or any other activity, book an assessment with one of our experienced physiotherapists to get started with your recovery.



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