Indoor Walking

Did you know? When Maryland designated walking as the state exercise on October 1, 2008, it became the first state in the nation to name a state exercise.

Walking may not seem as beneficial as other cardiovascular exercises like, running, biking or swimming, but there are a lot of health benefits to walking regularly. Walking just 30 minutes a day is recommended for everyone. A brisk walk can help you lead a happier, healthy life. Maintaining your muscle mass and flexibility goes a long way in keeping you healthy and independent. Bone mass loss can lead to bones that break faster and more easily.

5 Benefits of Walking

  • Walking strengthens your legs and abdominals, alleviating pressure put on your joints.
  • Walking improves circulation, which can help lower your blood pressure.
  • Walking increases your metabolism and helps to burn excess calories.
  • Walking is a low-impact exercise that promotes joint health.
  • Walking engages the hips, abdominals and numerous other muscles that work together to ensure that a person can stay balanced.
Outdoor walking

Indoor walking is a free activity offered at the following locations. Call the individual center for more information.

Clara Barton Recreation Center

7425 MacArthur Blvd, Cabin John
240-777-4910

Bauer Drive Recreation Center

14625 Bauer Dr, Rockville
240-777-6922

Gwendolyn E. Coffield Recreation Center

2450 Lyttonsville Rd, Silver Spring
240-777-4900

Damascus Recreation Center

25520 Oak Dr, Damascus
240-777-6930

East County Recreation Center

3310 Gateshead Manor, Silver Spring
240-777-8090

Germantown Recreation Center

18905 Kingsview Dr, Germantown
240-777-8095

Jane E. Lawton Recreation Center

4301 Willow Ln, Chevy Chase
240-777-6855

Long Branch Recreation Center

8700 Piney Branch Rd, Silver Spring
240-777-6965

Longwood Recreation Center

19300 Georgia Ave, Brookeville
240-777-6920

Marilyn J. Praisner Recreation Center

14906 Old Columbia Pk, Burtonsville
240-777-4970

Mid-County Recreation Center

2004 Queensguard Rd, Silver Spring
240-777-6820

Nancy H. Dacek North Potomac Recreation Center

13850 Travilah Road, Rockville
240-773-4800

Plum Gar Recreation Center

19561 Scenery Drive, Germantown
240-777-4919

Ross Boddy Recreation Center

18529 Brooke Road, Sandy Spring
240-777-8050

Potomac Recreation Center

11315 Falls Rd, Potomac
240-777-6960

Bette Carol Thompson Scotland Recreation Center

7700 Scotland Drive, Potomac
240-777-8075

Upper County Recreation Center

8211 Emory Grove Rd, Gaithersburg
240-777-8077

White Oak Recreation Center

1700 April Lane, Silver Spring
240-777-6940

Wisconsin Place Recreation Center

5311 Friendship Blvd, Chevy Chase
240-777-8088