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f you're an older adult, you may be looking for ways to stay strong and healthy. One of the best ways to do that is to regularly engage in physical activity.

But did you know that walking is one of the best forms of exercise for older adults? It's easy on your joints and muscles, and it still provides a good workout. You can walk alone or with a friend or family member. You can walk indoors or outdoors, too.

Walking is one of the best things you can do for your knees.

As an older adult, it's important to stay active and keep your joints strong. Walking is a great way to do that because it's low impact - which means that it doesn't put as much stress on your knees as other forms of physical activity might.

Walking regularly can prevent knee pain from becoming more frequent in people with knee osteoarthritis.

If you have knee osteoarthritis, walking regularly can help prevent your knee pain from becoming more frequent. According to the Arthritis Foundation, knee osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis in America and affects over 10 million people every year.

Walking is a low-impact exercise that can be done by almost anyoneÔÇöeven if you have knee problems or other mobility issues. It strengthens muscles that support your joints, such as quadriceps and hamstrings (the muscles on the front and back of each thigh). This helps reduce knee pain and improve quality of life when done consistently for 30 minutes three times per week at an easy pace (about 3 mph).

Walking is also a good way to maintain a healthy weight because it burns calories while being easy on your knees! Your body burns more calories than lying down on the couch all day watching TV anyway; so why not get up off it once in awhile?

Walking is a great exercise for people with knee osteoarthritis.

ItÔÇÖs easy to do, doesn't require any special equipment or setup time and can be done almost anywhere.

Walking also has many other health benefits that will help keep you active and improve your quality of life as wellÔÇösomething that may be especially important as we age! If you're looking for an exercise routine that will have long-term benefits on your joints over time then walking could be just what you need.

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Aug 14, 2022
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