Walking Tips for Older Adults

Senior citizens become more susceptible to chronic diseases because most members of this social group lack sufficient physical activity. In order to protect your loved ones from complications such as heart disease and respiratory problems, encourage them to indulge in exercise.

Walking is the best form of exercise for older adults. Here are some practical tips for elders who wish to start a walking regimen:
  • Use an assistive device as it is necessary.
  • Walk for 15-30 minutes a day.
  • Walk on flat and non-slippery surfaces.
  • Walk during the day or on well-lit areas.
  • Use appropriate walking shoes
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