Fall in Knoxville, Tennessee is a breathtaking sight to see. This is the time of year to go outside and get plenty of fresh air while giving the legs and heart a gentle workout. Coming up on September 27, 2013, from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm, Knoxville Walking Tours will lead a walking tour through some of the most historical neighborhoods in East Tennessee.
During the tour, stories will be told about the rich history of Knoxville while viewing landmarks such as the First Presbyterian Graveyard, Blount Mansion Gardens, the Old Courthouse, Park House, and the Bistro at the Bijou. Reservations are required. More information can be found at the Knoxville Walking Tours website.
This is a 90-minute walk. Walking benefits the heart by allowing oxygen-rich blood to circulate throughout the body. This oxygen-rich blood is distributed to the organs and muscles by circulating through the heart and the lungs. Walking helps this process work a little faster by causing the heart to beat a little faster.
Whenever the body becomes too sedentary, or does not move around very much, the circulatory system tends to slow down. This circulatory system apathy causes all the systems and organs of the body to slow down and atrophy, or lose their luster. This atrophy of the organs can lead to diseases and immune system deficiencies. Therefore, walking as well as a little bit of strenuous exercise is very beneficial for preventing diseases, deficiencies, and other problems such as obesity and depression.