Why you should take advantage of the Green Meadows walking paths
Getting in shape and staying fit throughout the year is easier than you might think. While there’s a range of gyms in Celina that offer both high-intensity and more low-impact workouts, one of the best things you can do for your health is to simply… take a walk. Walking probably won’t ever become a fitness sensation the way Crossfit was in the 2010s, or aerobics was in the 1980s, but it has a multitude of health benefits. (Plus it’s free, no gym membership is required!)
Go ahead and lace up those sneakers, because we’re about to walk you through a few reasons why walking might just be the best exercise you can get, especially as a resident of Green Meadows.
Walking is Great for Your Joints
Running tends to overshadow walking when it comes to cardio exercise because it’s more physically demanding. Sports Chiropractor and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Dr. Matt Tanneberg, says that walking can be a better workout for people who might get burned out from jogging once their results plateau from the same running routine.
Going for a walk also happens to be better for your joints than running because it’s a lower-impact exercise. In fact, Harvard Health reports that studies have found that walking five or six times a week can help to reduce joint pain associated with arthritis.
Boost Your Mood and Immunity
Yes, walking can help with burning calories and keeping your leg muscles strong. What you may not know, though, is that a brisk walk around the block can stave off illness by boosting your immune system – particularly during cold and flu season.
Walking can also be good for your mental health, helping to reduce anxiety and boost creativity. According to NBC News, a study by researchers at Stanford found that walking for exercise increased the creative thinking of the study’s participants by 60%. Many famous writers including Charles Dickens and Ernest Hemingway enjoyed taking long walks for this very reason – it got those creative juices flowing.
Hit the Trails or the Treadmill
There are plenty of hiking trails and parks in the Celina area, but one of the benefits of living in the beautiful master-planned community of Green Meadows is that residents can enjoy walking paths literally steps from their front doors. Going for a walk (or jog or bike) through one of our winding scenic trails is the perfect way to start or end your day.
As enjoyable as getting a little fresh air with an outdoor walk can be, getting some exercise in our gym has its benefits – especially when the weather isn’t cooperating.
Inside Green Meadow’s 10,000-square-foot clubhouse is our community gym with the latest modern equipment, including several treadmills and ellipticals.
This just scratches the surface of ways to get some exercise and stay in shape at Green Meadows. If you’d like to learn more about all the amenities within this master-planned community and how you can find your perfect home, contact us today.