Stepping up to better health
By Laneta Crighton
Walking for health can increase life expectancy, lower the risk for diabetes and heart disease, reduce symptoms of depression and improve the chances of living independently in old age.
You know that exercise can help you drop pounds, but did you realize that it also lets you gain energy that will keep you sharp while on the road? Researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles found exercise can increase blood and oxygen flow to the brain and release chemicals that fuel the brain.