The health benefits of regular physical activity are far-reaching: reduced risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and other chronic diseases; lower health care costs; and improved quality of life for people of all ages. Regular exercise provides the opportunity for health benefits for older adults such as a stronger heart, a more positive mental outlook and an increased chance of remaining indefinitely independent-a benefit that will become increasingly important as our population ages in the coming years.
Try a City of Fife Walking Route. Walking routes are marked throughout the City. Start at Fountain Park (54th and 20th Street E) and follow the signs. Two routes to choose from:
Walking route Number 1: 1.73 miles
Walking Route Number 2: 3 miles
Dacca Community Park has a wonderful walking path throughout the park. Dacca also has a great track to walk.
City walking maps will be available at Fife City Hall and Fife Community Center.
Physical activity need not be very strenuous for an individual to reap significant health benefits. Even small increases in light to moderate activity, equivalent to walking for about 30 minutes a day, will produce measurable benefits among those who are least active.