Caroline Rodgers, a social worker, loves to get outdoors and take long walks in the countryside. She is a member of a walking group, and enjoys lacing on her walking shoes and meeting up with her friends to take a hike.
“I regularly undertake long walks in the country as far away as the Lake District and Cornwall,” she says. And Caroline Rodgers, a social worker, knows that in addition to the camraderie of her walking group, there are many health benefits to walking. Walking every day can have a direct, positive impact on your health. Regular strolls can reduce the risk of coronary disease and stroke, lower the blood pressure, reduce cholesterol, increase bone density, and help back pain.
Caroline Rodgers, a social worker, has learned that just thirty minutes of walking briskly can help make her feel better. Regular brisk walks can leave you with more energy, and help you sleep better. Even walking at a slower pace is great exercise.
Walking can also improve your mental health, partly because it can help reduce stress. Some people like to walk by themselves because it provides a quiet time to relax and reflect, and allows them to go at their own pace without worrying whether others are keeping up. Other people, like Caroline Rodgers, a social worker, prefer to walk with a friend or a walking group. They enjoy the social contact, lively conversation, and the chance to get to know friends, neighbors, or fellow workers.
Finally, Caroline Rodgers knows that getting around on her own two feet is good for the environment. The more you walk, the less you drive, and that puts fewer pollutants into the atmosphere.