How Walking Boosts Your Body and Mind at Every Age

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Here at Age UK Bristol, we’re thrilled to be the main partner of Bristol Walk Fest again this year! Walking is an activity that benefits everyone, regardless of age or ability. It’s a fantastic way to explore our beautiful city, connect with nature, and most importantly, stay healthy and happy. 

As we age, staying active becomes even more crucial. Walking is a low-impact exercise that delivers a whole host of benefits for ageing well. Regular walks can help maintain strong bones and muscles, improving balance and coordination – all of which can help prevent falls. Walking also gets your heart pumping, which is essential for good cardiovascular health. 

But the benefits go beyond the physical. Walking is a well-known mood booster: it releases endorphins, our body’s natural feel-good chemicals, which can help combat stress, anxiety, and even symptoms of depression. Spending time outdoors has also been shown to improve cognitive function and memory, keeping your mind sharp. 

The beauty of walking is that it’s accessible to everyone. You can walk at your own pace, for as long (or short) as you like. It’s an activity you can do alone for some quiet reflection, or with friends and family for a social outing. Bristol Walk Fest offers a fantastic variety of solo and guided walks throughout the city, catering to different interests and abilities.  Why not try something new this May and explore a new part of Bristol. We are proud that most of our walks are free or low cost. We want people of all ages to be able to join in.

So, lace up your walking shoes and join us! Whether you’re a seasoned walker or just starting out, Bristol Walk Fest has something for you. It’s a brilliant opportunity to discover hidden corners of Bristol, meet new people, and experience the joy of walking for a healthier, happier you. 

To find a walk that suits you, visit all the Bristol Walk Fest walks and events. We look forward to seeing you there!

Age UK Bristol – Your Partner in Healthy Ageing

Age UK Bristol offers a range of services and support to help you stay active and independent as you age. Visit their website or call 0117 929 7537 to find out more.

Fri 26 April 2024
Last Updated
Wed 10 April 2024