If you’re looking for a great way to stay in shape this winter, you might want to consider giving mall walking a try. If you’ve never done it before, you’ll be happy to know it’s easy, convenient, and also a great activity you can do with friends, so there’s a social aspect as well.
As noted in a Seniors Matter article, mall walking has been a thing since the 1950s and it still continues to be a favorite exercise method for seniors to this day. But believe it or not, it has more than just exercise benefits.
Reasons to Try Mall Walking
Walking in general, whether it be in a mall or outdoors, has plenty of physical benefits.
- Improves cardiovascular health
- Supports bone and muscle mass
- Strengthens the immune system
- Improves balance and coordination
- Reduces stress and anxiety
- Increases energy levels
- Improves mood and mental health
As always, before starting mall walking or any physical activity, always consult your doctor. Maintaining a regular workout routine doesn’t have to be hard, tiring, or expensive. Mall walking is totally free, plus, it will keep you warm, cozy, and active this winter.
Be sure to peruse our other articles on Council of Seniors 365 for more tips on staying fit during your retirement.