We know walking helps reduce stress, increases your lung and heart function, and aids in weight control. Now, a new study published in the journal of the American Academy of Neurology says walking may also help some common effects of aging.
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh who studied people in their mid-60s over 13 years found that those who walked about a mile a day had more gray matter and less memory loss than their peers. Gray matter is the part of the brain involved in muscle control, seeing, speaking, hearing and memory.
If you need a motivator to keep you walking, why not treat yourself to a massage whenever you reach a milestone.