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The Joy of Walking

Did you know that exercising doesn’t have to be complicated? It is as simple as taking a brisk walk!

According to the American College of Sports Medicine, seniors should exercise a total of 150 minutes, or two and a half hours, a week to stay healthy. Simply put, walking can help you maintain a healthy weight, prevent or manage health conditions, strengthen bones and muscles – good for balance and coordination – and boost mood! Walking faster, farther, and with more intensity can increase these health benefits greatly, helping you have more endurance and a stronger body.

At Acacia Creek, a Masterpiece Living Certified Center for Successful Aging, and retirement community, we believe that exercise is an important part of all wellness categories – intellectual, social, physical, and purposeful. Beginning a walking routine with a wonderful fitness stride is easy.

Here are some tips to get the most out of walking:

  • Make sure that you have comfortable clothing and shoes that offer support, flexibility, and protection.
  • Pay attention to your posture, keeping your stomach tight and back straight.
  • When walking, look straight ahead and refrain from stiffening your shoulders or keeping them in a shrugged position
  • Swing your arms, bending your elbows to add intensity and power to your walk.

Once you’ve gotten the hang of it, boost your motivation by joining a walking group, partnering with a walking buddy, or attending a walking event in your community. Enjoy the journey as you walk your way to a healthier, happier life!


Acacia Creek Retirement Community inspires residents to live an active, meaningful life. Our mission as a senior community is to enrich the independence, well-being, and security of our residents through exceptional services and care based on Masonic values.

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