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What Are the Benefits of Walking? 

You don’t need fancy equipment or a complicated fitness routine to get in great shape. In fact, walking is one of the most beneficial activities for your body, and you can do it almost anywhere without any training, equipment, or fitness classes. 

Walking not only helps you stay trim by burning calories and promoting weight loss, but it also keeps your joints healthy. Studies have shown that walking 5-6 miles per week can ease pain caused by arthritis and even prevent arthritis from developing in the first place! It’s especially beneficial for weight bearing joints like the hips and knees. Walking can even have some surprising health effects, such as a reduced risk of breast cancer and better immune function. 

Of course, like any activity, walking can be challenging if you’re recovering from injuries. Complete Balance Physiotherapy can help you get back on your feet and recover with a personalized treatment plan utilizing manual therapy, electrical muscle stimulation, acupuncture, strengthening programs, and other evidence-based modalities that address the root causes of musculoskeletal injuries rather than simply masking your pain and discomfort.  

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