What are safe indoor places for seniors to walk?


Sometimes one of the best places for seniors to walk will be at the mall prior to opening. Many malls are open early and people are allowed to show up and walk through the halls. Other areas that may be great will be fitness centers and fitness centers that have tracks. Essentially, everyone needs somewhere to walk and those are some of the many places that will work to keep seniors active.

Brisk walking is an excellent activity for seniors to engage in! If walking on a treadmill at your local healthclub does not appeal to you, or if such a facility is not available, another safe, indoor place for seniors to engage in a walking program would be a shopping mall...Many shopping malls open early in the morning; even before most of their chain stores do, expressly to allow people to just walk through! Also, most larger shopping malls have security personnel on duty to help keep you safe, as well as oversee any medical emergencies that might occur.  Furthermore, its a great way of ensuring a pleasant environment regardless of the weather, in a temperature-controlled climate that can make it easier for seniors to stay on a walking program. 

To cap it all off, the scenery changes often enough to make it a pleasant experience; Especially during the latter part of the year, when there are festive holiday decorations wherever you look festooning the open areas, depending on the holiday being celebrated... After your walk, you can even stop at the ubiquitous coffee shop surely located somewhere therein and also open early, for your favorite cup of latte' or green tea! You can also join a seniors walking club, which can help you expand your horizons and provide you not only with safety in numbers, but a social outlet where you can meet new friends!

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Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.