MEMORY loss is widely considered as one of the banes of old age, but a world-first Australian study suggests that people over 50 who walk for just 2 1/2 hours a week can halt and even reverse it.
Walking is easy and important. It has made me happy to see a lot more people out walking. I think it makes for a safer, friendlier neighbourhood. Kids love it and adults benefit from it. It’s a natural thing to do and it’s good to see we are coming up with the reasons for walking. Good reasons. Our lifestyle tends to make everyone sit no matter what age. So it’s nice to be outside and have people who say hello as they walk past …and it’s nice to say hello as you walk past. I always feel better when I walk. When I go on holidays, I never take or hire a car. I walk. It’s a good way to get to know a new place and its people. It also means you slow down and rest. We seem to think we have to do everything at a fast pace , including exercise. No, walking is good!