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Walking vs. Running for Independent Living Fitness.

Walking Vs. Running for Overall Health and Fitness at Laurel Springs Independent Living

Feeling the amazing Oklahoma Spring weather and thinking that 2019 would be a great year to start working on your physical health improvement? If you live at Laurel Springs Mustang independent living, you already know about our superb exercise facility and clubhouse. You’ve seen the fun that Summer will bring with our resort style swimming pool. Why now get an early 2019 start on getting your Summer fun body into shape and explore our walking trails?
Should you choose walking versus running for overall health benefits here at Laurel Springs?
Both aerobic activities are simple to perform and promote weight loss. And both walking and running help regulate a healthy sleep rhythm, elevate your energy levels while awake, and even allow you to maintain healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Running and walking can also be social exercises that you enjoy with friends or family members, and you can take a jog or a hike just about any time of the year, here at Laurel Springs.
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Just remember that if you choose walking over running to improve your overall health, you will need to walk twice as far as you run to gain the same weight-loss benefits. Running is much more rigorous on your body and burns more calories. But walking is also much easier on your joints since the impact of your foot striking the ground is lessened. If you are just beginning some type of dedicated physical regimen, walking is definitely recommended, and you can always build up your endurance and physical fitness to include running in the future.

Always Check With Your Health Professional Before Making Big Changes in Your Physical Exercise Regimen.

And in some cases, walking can give you many of the same benefits as running, with less downside. For instance, extensive research taken from the Runners and Walkers Health Study shows that both running and walking equally cut down on your risk of contracting age-related cataracts. That significant body of information, compiled from tens of thousands of runners and walkers, also showed that runners could expect a reduction in the risk of contracting heart disease by about 4.5% by running one hour a day.
But those who spent that same one hour daily simply walking cut their risk of heart disease by over 9%. Certainly, walking and running both improve your overall health and fitness much more than if you were sedentary instead. So choose whichever exercise best fits your current fitness levels and situation. And for weight loss, running is definitely the better vehicle than walking. That is because of the increased energy expenditure, elevated heart rate, and calorie burn. Just be sure to wear runner appropriate shoes that protect your body and joints from excessive wear and tear!

Laurel Springs Mustang Provides The Best in Independent Senior Living

You should always consult a doctor before adding any type of exercise to your daily routine. But both walking and running are excellent ways to get you up and active and are low-cost activities which you can enjoy even if you only have a limited amount of time on your hands. There is no argument that running or walking is much healthier than not doing either, so put one foot in front of the other today and begin to enjoy the heart and total body benefits are that these simple but healthy exercises can provide.
Have questions about our fitness programs and initiatives at Laurel Springs? Contact Mary Harris and get the information you need the next time you are visiting the clubhouse!
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Don’t forget about our other amenities that make Laurel Springs the top choice for Seniors who want the best in 55+ living.

Amenities to Make Your Life Easier Here at Laurel Springs!

You’ll love the amenities, staff, facilities, and homes available at Laurel Springs Retirement in Mustang, Oklahoma!

  • Lifestyle and Social Programs 
    Enjoy time with your peers during community events, travel programs, educational opportunities, the arts and more.
  • Courtesy Concierge 
    Weekly Resident Activities and Events Abound at Laurel Springs Retirement! Our courtesy concierge enhances the carefree lifestyle of Laurel Springs.
  • Free Maintenance
    Fee-Free Lawn Care! Exterior Home Maintenance is taken care of for you. Interior maintenance includes filters, light bulbs, provided appliances and more.
  • Community Clubhouse 
    Enjoy Fun and Fellowship with your neighbors at Laurel Springs Retirement. Great facility for activities, events, exclusive Happy Hours, a meeting place to enjoy your new life at Laurel Springs!
  • Aerobic Pool 
    Loosen those muscles! Enjoy the Hot Tub after a Water Aerobics Class, swimming laps, or just splashing around. Our residents also enjoy lounging outside of the pool in the large serene patio.
  • On-Site Massage Therapist
    You’ll Love Our On-Site Massage Services! We Pride Ourselves in Providing Great Services and Healthy Activities at Laurel Springs Retirement.


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    Exceptional Active Adult Independent Living is now available at Laurel Springs Retirement in Mustang, Oklahoma! Our premier active adult communities for those who desire the best in modern active adult living and Oklahoma retirement are taking reservations now! Laurel Springs RetirementGrace Pointe Living, and The Chateaux at Mon Abri are open and offering tours of the best homes and senior lifestyle in Oklahoma. You’ll appreciate the attention to quality, lifestyle, and amenities when you make the move to one of our quality active adult living communities! Contact Us Today!
Posted by: Active Adult Lifestyles on March 28, 2019
Posted in: Laurel Springs