Friday, February 11, 2011

Walking Improves Memory

A study published in January 31st indicates that walking can improve memory. Read more here.

Seniors in the Fulton County Neighborhood Seniors Centers in Atlanta are “walking to Seattle.” Walking clubs have been formed in each center and seniors are counting their steps. Each senior client participating in the walking club wears a pedometer provided by Kaiser Permanente which records every step taken each day.

So far, the seniors have walked more than 500 miles since beginning the project in September. Their goal is to “reach” Seattle by this summer.

Seniors in Seattle are also walking to Atlanta. At the end of the journey, the Neighborhood Senior Centers will host a video conference with their counterparts on the west coast.

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