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Just Put One Foot In Front of the Other: Walking

There is no doubt about it - walking is good for you! If you are perpetually flummoxed by fitness news and terms like fartlek, gyrotonics and plyometrics make you a bit anxious, you need to know that walking is good for you. Here are a few reasons why:

  • It is free: You don't need to join a gym to walk.
  • It is easy: Walking requires no lessons, since you have been doing it all your life
  • It is beneficial: Walking can help with weight control, lowering blood pressure, decreases your risk for cardio-vascular disease and stroke.
  • It is uncomplicated: You can walk anytime, anywhere. It doesn't require special equipment or conditions.

If you are intimidated by exercising, start walking. It is a great form of exercise and it is a great form of conditioning for other forms of exercise from step aerobics to running.

So like Giggle says you got to walk, walk, walk, walk it out.

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denali denali 8 years
When I first started loosing weight for my wedding I began walking the dogs 30 minutes every morning. They loved it, and I lost ten pounds within a month!
intensebandgeek intensebandgeek 8 years
Walking is great! I try to do it for an hour at least everyday.
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
i love to walk! i walk up hill and then down hill to univ. everyday for about 30 to 45 minutes each way. its hard work and it makes me tired sometimes by the time i get to class, but i know it is giving me morning energy and is just so much better than taking the bus everyday. i love walking to parks especially as the destination involves being able to walk within the trees and the beautiful green-ness!
bethiesny bethiesny 8 years
I walk 5-6 days a week, in preparation for a half-marathon in Sept. I log my miles on a site called TransAmerica, which shows you images as you "walk across America." It's really motivating. I've walked over 600 miles on the TransAmerica trail since last year. Walking is the best!
rubialala rubialala 8 years
I like walking because it's easier on my knees.
Perl Perl 8 years
Walking everyday has helped me lose lbs and keep my weight stable for two years. Also with my backpack on, walking has helped to strengthen by back and shoulders.
Giasbash6260 Giasbash6260 8 years
Walking is SOOOOOOO great! I mean we have legs; we might as well use them!!!!! Wear a pedometer & try to get 15000 + steps a day: You will NO DOUBT lose weight!
tabloidprincess tabloidprincess 8 years
This is what I do to lose weight and so far I've lost 21 pounds. WooHoo!
CestLaVie CestLaVie 8 years
Of all of the workout types I have tried, walking is still my favorite- I thought that I was just a dork! :)
nslods nslods 8 years
I love walking. When I'm at work, I'll park my car farthest away from my building, and I'll even do that when I go shopping. If I only need a few things from the grocery store, I'll walk to it. Walking just makes me feel great.
elramos elramos 8 years
I love walking. I haven't found anyone who likes it as much as I do though, lol. I like walking everywhere. I think it annoys people sometimes because when they're ready to go home or just hop on the bus I want to walk.
elramos elramos 8 years
I love walking. I haven't found anyone who likes it as much as I do though, lol. I like walking everywhere. I think it annoys people sometimes because when they're ready to go home or just hop on the bus I want to walk.
melda melda 8 years
i love walkin but its not safe outside where i live
Calimie Calimie 8 years
I LOVE walking. Now I got into the habit of walking one hour every morning and it feels great. Whenever I need something at the city centre I go walking (if I have the time) and it's only 45 minutes from my home to the university.
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