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Many older adults face barriers to keeping active. Bad weather, unsafe sidewalks or neighborhoods, fear of traffic and lack of public washrooms and rest stops keep many people who could use some physical activity trapped at home. But walking is too important to your health to simply stop doing it. Here’s what walking can do for you and how you can put your best foot forward every day.

Why Walk?

Several research studies show the positive effects of walking on health.

Even a small amount of activity can improve health regardless of age or gender. As you age, weight-bearing activities such as walking become increasingly important to maintain bone density and prevent osteoporosis.

Seniors facing barriers to walking should consider community mall walking programs. Mall walking is a new strategy for physical activity among older adults that also offers social support. It’s a great way to get the benefits of walking without increasing your risk of injury.

Walking Safety Tips

Here are some important health and safety tips so you can start your walking program off on the right foot.

Mall Walking Programs in Calgary

Check the websites for hours of operation and please follow the latest health and safety guidelines.

CrossIron Mills Mall Walking Program

Offered through Highland PCN

Kinesiologist-led Walks and Monthly Health Education Session offered
261055 CrossIron Blvd, Rockey View

Ph. 587-287-1727

Marlborough Mall Walking Program

Offered through Mosaic PCN

3800 Memorial Dr. NE
Register at Customer Service

Ph. 403-272-9233

No Formal Program

Check the websites for hours of operation and please follow the latest health and safety guidelines.

Sunridge Mall

2525 36th St. NE
Ph. 280-2525

North Hill Mall

1632 14th Ave. NW
Ph. 403-289-2516.

Southcentre Mall

100 Anderson Rd. SE
Register at Customer Service
Ph. 403-271-7670

Beddington Towne Square

201 8120 Beddington Blvd. NW
Ph. 403-275-7971

CF Chinook Centre

6455 MacLeod Tr. SW
Ph. 403-259-2022

Deerfoot Mall

901 64th Ave. NE
Ph. 403-274-7024

Deer Valley Market Place

1221 Canyon Meadows Dr. SE
Ph. 403-271-3300

CF Market Mall

3625 Shaganappi Tr. NW
Ph. 403-288-5466


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