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Wiss Well-being: Take Time for a Family Walk on Local Trails

Happy Spring Wiss Nation! With weather getting warmer, this Wiss Well-being tip focuses on getting outside and taking a walk. When parents and guardians engage in physical activity with their children, they model healthy behavior and encourage their children to develop a lifelong habit of exercise.

Family walking, according to the Active Family website, can have many benefits, including:

  • Promoting physical activity: Walking is a low-impact exercise that can help improve cardiovascular health, strengthen muscles and bones, and improve overall physical fitness.
  • Enhancing mental health: Walking can help reduce stress and anxiety, improve mood, and enhance cognitive function.
  • Strengthening family bonds: Walking together as a family can provide an opportunity for quality time and strengthen family relationships.
  • Exploring the outdoors: Walking can encourage families to explore their local community and natural environment, promoting a sense of adventure and appreciation for the outdoors.
  • Improving overall health: Regular physical activity, such as walking, can help reduce the risk of chronic health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and obesity.

Family walking is a fun and simple way to promote physical activity, enhance mental health, and strengthen family relationships. A list of local walking spots trails can be found on the Self-Care and Fitness for EveryBODY section of the Wiss Well-being webpage.

WSD embraces the importance of the well-being of our Wissahickon community!