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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

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

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

Should I track my break walks?
Updated 8/21/2014 10:27:00 PM

I am trying to lose weight and my current caloric intake goal is set at 1200-1500 per day. At work (desk job), I get two breaks, and if I am not being lazy, I go for a .7 mile walk, ranging from 13min to 20min. They are each about 60 calories burne...  Read more

Should I be stretching before my long walks?
Updated 8/20/2014 4:00:32 PM

I have worked my way up to walking about 5 miles each morning. Most days my legs seem to be tight and hurt, which is slowing my time down. Other days, they are ok. I am wondering if I should stretch before I start my walk? I take the dogs with an...  Read more

Day Two! Blogging, Walking, Tracking!
Updated 8/19/2014 10:39:25 AM

This is my second day on SparkPeople and I'm super excited! Three days ago I was crying that I was completely out of control and couldn't--no matter how hard I'd beat myself up to--get myself to eat right, exercise, or even attempt to take care...  Read more

Walking advice
Updated 8/19/2014 8:38:12 AM

I have been getting ready to walk a 5K this Saturday. I have walked 2 or 3 miles every day for the last week. I'm tired and my joints ache a little today. Should I skip my walk today, go on a shorter one, push ahead and walk as usual? I had my Drs ok...  Read more

Tracking Walking/Steps
Updated 8/19/2014 9:38:07 AM

Hey guys! Quick question about if you would track something or not. I have a pedometer that tracks my steps/time walked per day. I used to track the time walked per day into my tracker. However, I'm not sure if it should count. Is this included...  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