So, you’ve signed up for the annual Seaside School Half Marathon + 5K? Awesome! To run or walk? That is the question. While there are many serious runners that show up in Seaside each year (and this year, virtually), there are also many serious walkers that are just as passionate about supporting this great cause! Walking the race is an excellent way to exercise, enjoy time with friends and raise money for such an important initiative!
If you are walking this year, consider these fantastic benefits walking promotes in fighting disease:
- Improves heart health
- Fights cancer
- Improves circulation
- Reduces risk of diabetes
- Strengthen bones
- Boost immune function
- Aids digestion
- Prevents cognitive disorders
Walking also positively affects many aspects of daily life. It can help to lower stress, enhance mood, improve sleep, and improve productivity. Walking with friends makes it even more enjoyable, provides social interaction and motivates us to walk. Other benefits are enhanced memory, a slowing of the aging process, maintaining a healthy weight.
With so many benefits, grab your walking shoes and walk this way to raise funds for Seaside School!
(This post was submitted by guest blogger, Amy McAreavy.)