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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

The Health Benefits of Pet Ownership

I grew up in a garden apartment development in New York, quite different from the suburban home my children know. There were tons of other kids around, my best friend lived downstairs, and we walked or rode bikes everywhere. I was never envious of my...  Read more

Nordic Walking for Fitness and Fun!

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

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

Walking My Golf Course
Updated 4/11/2014 9:14:43 PM

I'm an avid golfer. Today, while I played 18 holes, I used a push cart to carry my golf clubs. I'd say I walked about 5 miles. pushing that cart around the course. Anyone else out there also walking their golf course?...  Read more

I walk a lot but still overweight
Updated 4/6/2014 5:42:30 PM

I have no car so I'm always walking.I workout at least 3 times a week and then on top of that I walks miles a day to class, work or the store, however I still struggle with my weight. I thought any type of exercise helps with weight loss or at least...  Read more

Walking a 5K!!!
Updated 3/30/2014 3:01:50 PM

I'm so happy to report that I am overcoming fear of failure and my own idea that I don't belong in 'fitness events". Tomorrow, I will be joining hundreds of other people in my city to walk 5 kilometers, 3.1 miles, in a fun color dash. I am so excit...  Read more

Leg pain while walking
Updated 3/27/2014 6:15:27 PM

I started walking on my lunch break at work about two weeks ago. My company has a designated indoor walking path; it's 5 laps to the mile. After about 3 laps my legs become so tight I can no longer take a full stride. The pain is concentrated on t...  Read more

Planters Fascitis and walking??
Updated 3/31/2014 9:34:45 AM

Seemingly out of the blue, I was struck with planters fascitis a month ago. I can only assume it was my sneakers and repeated (new use) on a treadmill. I was completely derailed because I had no idea what was wrong. Now that I know what the pro...  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

THE WALKING WARRIORS_Sisters in Sweat

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

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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