Living at East Ridge at Cutler Bay offers many exercise options and many are right outside residents’ doors. One of the easiest exercise options residents have is walking.
With research noting that walking several times a week helps memory, blood pressure and diabetes; people are now being encouraged to walk 10,000 steps per day.
Reaching a walking goal of 10,000 steps isn’t difficult at East Ridge since the community’s amenities and residential buildings are interconnected by meandering walkways. While some residents opt to use golf carts and bicycles; many choose to walk.
The natural scenery is so beautiful; residents find daily walking is far from routine. Usually, walkers see the strolling peacocks that also make their home at East Ridge as well as their neighbors.
Because the community is gated and secured; residents are able to walk home from dinner or an activity at the Lifestyle Center and feel safe. There is a central perimeter roadway as well as an internal pathway system.
So with the goal to walk 10,000 steps, here are some reasons to reinforce walking:
- Walking is a low impact, effective way to lose weight.
- Walking helps to reduce blood pressure, reduce the risks of heart disease and stroke.
- Walking improves cardiovascular and pulmonary (heart and lung) fitness.
- Walking increases muscle strength, helps create stronger bones, improves balance and increases endurance.
- Walking doesn’t have to be either vigorous or prolonged in order to produce benefits––provided it’s sprinkled throughout your day and consistent, you’ll improve your overall fitness.
- You’re never too old to walk.