Walking is one of the most natural things that humans can do. Not only is it enjoyable, but it is also a great way for seniors in the retirement community in Red Deer to stay active. Here are some tips for those seniors that like to walk.

Get Good Shoes

Not all shoes are made the same. A good pair of shoes specifically designed for walking can mean the difference between happy, healthy feet, and sore, throbbing toes. Your nice looking dress shoes might look great at dinner, but they are probably not the ideal pair of shoes for walking. If you plan to put some miles on, make sure you treat your feet to the right shoes.

Check Out Some Local Routes

The exciting thing about walking is being able to go and check out different places and areas that you may have not been to before, or seen in awhile. One popular location for enjoying a walk in Red Deer includes going to Bower Ponds park. This is a great location to enjoy a nice, outdoor walk. Of course, if it is raining or cold, you may consider going to Bower Place or Parkland Mall and enjoying the bustling atmosphere of shoppers as you put in your steps.

Join a Club or Group

There are also some clubs you could check out where you can meet like-minded individuals and enjoy some company on your walk. The Red Deer Walking Club, part of the Red Deer Culture Club, is a club for adults who want to get out and, you guessed it, walk. You can check out their events and request to join at the following link.

https://www.meetup.com/Red-Deer-Culture-Club/

So what are you waiting for? Follow these tips and you will soon be out doing what you enjoy – walking.

For great recreational opportunities in our community, check out our activities calendar.