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Walking Benefits Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Walking Benefits.

Health and Fitness Benefits of Walking

Starting a regular walking program offers numerous health and fitness benefits! Good for your heart: Walking regularly can help reduce high blood pressure and high cholesterol, both of which contribute to heart disease. According...  Read more

Burn 20% More Calories with This Walking Technique

Eventually, most people who walk for fitness will reach the point when walking alone no longer challenges them or helps them see results. If that sounds like you, then Nordic walking may be just what you need. First used as a summer training method b...  Read more

When Walking Isn't Enough

It’s hard to say enough about the benefits of walking for weight loss and general health, both physical and mental. It definitely belongs on your to-do list as often as possible. That’s why you’ll find an extensive collection of inf...  Read more

A Guide to Walking Meditation

The word "meditation" is likely to conjure up a mental image of a cross-legged person sitting still in a quiet, peaceful room. While this is the method of choice for many who meditate, others choose a more active route to mindfulness. It...  Read more

Why Getting Outside is So Good for You

John Keats once wrote, "The poetry of the earth is never dead." Poet or not, almost all of us have been awestruck by nature at one time or another. Whether it's running at sunset on a sandy white beach, walking alongside a cool tri...  Read more

Today 6.19miles walking
Updated 11/20/2015 1:27:06 AM

Today 6.19miles walking...  Read more

I took a 2hr walk today it felt good to walk at my
Updated 11/20/2015 12:06:11 AM

I took a 2hr walk today it felt good to walk at my own pace....  Read more

Whoo hoo! Walked 1.5 miles in 30 minutes while wai
Updated 11/19/2015 8:49:09 PM

Whoo hoo! Walked 1.5 miles in 30 minutes while waiting for my daughter to finish basketball practice. Thanks to the track outside the gym!...  Read more

I had a big scare this morning. I was walking my d
Updated 11/19/2015 7:45:24 PM

I had a big scare this morning. I was walking my dog Maggie (a shih-tzu) & she was attacked by a boxer dog. She screamed like a little girl. I screamed & cried. We went to the vet. She's going to be OK with some antibiotics & pain meds. Thank God....  Read more

I started walking everyday to burn calories today
Updated 11/19/2015 9:28:44 AM

I started walking everyday to burn calories today its raining so I'm not motivated to go outside. Any ideas for inside work out? Maybe I'll turn on my Zumba CD. Happy Thursday Sparklers!!...  Read more

Nature Is Very Healing And Energizing

I am so very proud of myself for my accomplishment to commit to daily walking, recognizing walking's numerous benefits, as well as changing to a vegan diet.434...  Read more

go for it!

One extra lap on the track or around the block when you run or walk it is you that will benefit in the long run !306...  Read more


Rain or Shine, Indoor or Outdoor Walk, WALK & WALK SOME MORE. Lose Weight, Inches, and Stress with support every Step & Mile along the way! "Every day is a great day to take a walk" ~Leslie Sansone...  Read more

You Asked: As a Beginner, How Often (and How Far) Should I Walk?

Walking is an excellent way to start getting fit because it costs little to nothing and can be done almost anywhere and by just about anyone. (Learn more about the health and fitness benefits of walking.) So how do you begin with a walking program? H...  Read more

Poll Finds More Baby Boomers Need to Get Moving

The majority of baby boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964) are reaching an age where health becomes more of a concern.  That means a healthy diet and regular exercise should be a priority to help reduce the risk of problems like heart disea...  Read more

Walking benefits
p Walking helps strengthen my heart, I can feel the difference. Walking helps my bones and joints. Walking helps me to reach my weight loss goals. Walking calms my mind. ...  Read more

Walking Benefits

The benefits of walking are many; however if you don't DO the walking, the benefits will be NONE. So, I recommend The Step Diet. It starts right wherever you are, and only adds 3-5 mins a week of daily walking, til you get up to 10,000 steps a day....  Read more