There are so many benefits of walking! With walking you can burn almost as many calories as jogging and it's easier on your joints than running.
Walking can help to...
Still not convinced that walking is for you? Maybe the following benefits will inspire you to lace up your sneakers and get in motion.
"The shock of a runner's step is 3-4 times a person's weight, while walking is only 1 1/2. Sports like basketball and tennis can have a shock force of 7 times a person's weight."
Walking does as good a job as running when it comes to losing and maintaining weight.
I've been experiencing the weight loss benefits of walking the last
3 years, being able to keep my weight between 198-202 depending
on what I eat. This is down from my heaviest weight of 211...
mainly from walking.
"If you run 30 minutes at 5 minutes per hour you will burn about 285 calories. If you walk for 30 minutes at 4 miles per hour you will burn 165 calories on a level surface, 225 on a slight incline of 5% and 360 calories on a 10% incline."
Quotes and stats taken from "Sportline's Guide to Walking. The Benefits of Walking."
If you think I've listed ALL of the benefits walking provides, think again. You'll find many more ways walking can benefit you and your family by exploring the pages of this site.
VIDEO: Walking Tips
from an Olympic Coach