You go, friend! Get those steps in!

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Photo by Emma Simpson on Unsplash

Walking is easy and free PT that's good for you. While most of us know walking is gentle on the joints, a lesser known fact is the tremendous impact it has on the heart. The Arthritis Foundation reports the simple act of putting one foot in front of the other "lowers the risk of blood clots, since the calf acts as a venous pump, contracting and pumping blood from the feet and legs back to the heart, reducing the load on the heart."

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Photo by Mad Rabbit Tattoo on Unsplash

But wait! There's more! If we just gave you OxiClean vibes, we'd gladly take a stroll with you. Now back to the point...

Taking regular walks yields multiple health benefits including:

  • improved circulation
  • increased bone density
  • longevity/greater life expectancy
  • weight loss
  • increased muscular tone
  • stronger joints
  • improved sleep
  • clarity of mind
  • & an increase in overall endurance!

For an in-depth explanation of walking's health benefits, visit the Arthritis Foundation!

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Photo by Sincerely Media on Unsplash

So take the long way home. Go for a stroll. Make a habit out of after-dinner strides!

And while you're at it, include these 10 Boise neighborhoods in your list of must-walk & must-see stomping grounds! These walks are illustrated by sweeping views of the Boise foothills, beautiful architecture in BoDo, and some of the most eclectic assortment of family homes in the nation. So let's ace up, warm-up, and shake up our usual walking routines, ASAP!

10 Best Boise Neighborhoods to Take A Walk In!

10. Hyde Park/North End

9.  "The Bench"

8.  Star

7.  Barber Valley

6.  Downtown Nampa

5.  Veterans Park

4.  South Boise Village

3.  Downtown Boise/BoDo

2.  Harris Ranch

1.  Harrison Boulevard

10 Easy Spring Hikes in the Boise Area with Breathtaking Views

Gallery Credit: Parker Kane

Hikes to Explore Outside in and Around Boise

Need to connect with nature a bit? Or at least escape the day to day grind? Check out these Boise area hikes, some are quick if you only have an hour or two and some are half day journeys.

Top 5 Hot Springs Trails in the Boise National Forest

Gallery Credit: Parker Kane

Boise Parks You Can Drink In While Your Kids Play

Looking to throw yours or your kid’s next birthday bash, celebration, or bangin' barbeque on the Boise Greenbelt?

Look no further because we have good news for you, friend. Gin n’ juice, beer, and wine are welcome at these six parks with an easy-to-secure permit and reservation.

Gallery Credit: Ryan Valenzuela

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