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Walking Benefits Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Walking Benefits.

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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 Secrets to Achieving 10 Popular Fitness Goals

Setting goals is step one in the journey to a healthy lifestyle. While experts have different opinions on if goals should be big or more achievable, most experts agree goal setting keeps you on track and motivated, no matter the obstacles that arise...  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

Find Happiness in Your Own Backyard

When I'm having a bad day, nothing lifts me out of the doldrums like a run or a power walk. I always assumed exercise got all the credit for the mood boost, but lately there's been a lot of buzz around ecotherapy, the concept of usi...  Read more

Walked 40 minutes crossing Hoover Dam. 107 degrees
Updated 6/24/2016 5:15:05 PM

Walked 40 minutes crossing Hoover Dam. 107 degrees. Parched!...  Read more

Walked three miles and biked five!
Updated 6/24/2016 6:25:39 PM

Walked three miles and biked five!...  Read more

3 mile run this am followed by a nice long walk with my dog BoPeep. Yup...todays excercise done
Updated 6/24/2016 1:05:16 PM

3 mile run this am followed by a nice long walk with my dog BoPeep. Yup...todays excercise done ✔ Bring on the weejend. HAPPY FRIDAY #excercise...  Read more

43 minutes of strength training followed by a 3.7mike walk :) I've hit over 10,000 steps so far too
Updated 6/24/2016 1:05:43 PM

43 minutes of strength training followed by a 3.7mike walk :) I've hit over 10,000 steps so far too :) took the past week off from step counting and it felt good to take a break. All the marching in place is activating my hips/lower back...  Read more

Went into town to go for a walk came home with a n
Updated 6/24/2016 1:07:00 PM

Went into town to go for a walk came home with a new outfit 😀...  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

I think I'm addicted to blogging, feeling better and walking benefits :-D

Thanks for the concern everyone. I'm strangely feeling normal now. It always happens like this. Every 1-2 months or so I get hit with these crazy symptoms and then after 1-2 days I'm normal again. At first I thought it was my appendix, but appendix i...  Read more

Walking benefits/postponed strength session

Saw this article on Prevention.com and it goes to show you how great walking really can be. I have been a bum so far this week w/ my walking due to the uber-cold weather, but I am determined to get back on the horse tomorrow. I can always bundle up....  Read more