Experience the Benefits of Walking

Walking for fitness and health

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.

Get Fit and Healthy
and Feel Rejuvenated One Step at a Time

Walking can help to... 

  • 1) lower cholesterol. 

  • 2) lower blood pressure. 

  • 3) reduce risk of a heart attack. 

  • 4) increase stamina and energy. 

  • 5) release anxiety and tension. 

  • 6) build muscle tone. 

  • 7) lessen food cravings.

Still not convinced that walking is for you? Maybe the following benefits will inspire you to lace up your sneakers and get in motion.

More Benefits of Walking

  • 1) Walking helps increase your aerobic capacity. 

  • 2) You don't have to overextend yourself to see results (just be consistent with your walking routine.) 

  • 3) It can help slow down osteoporosis bone loss. 

  • 4) During travel you can walk and you don't need to pack equipment to do it. 

  • 5) Walking doesn't require prior training or conditioning and you can start slowly when beginning.


"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
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.


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Walking Gear

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Walking Log

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VIDEO: Walking Tips
from an Olympic Coach

A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world. 
~ Paul Dudley White

We live in a fast-paced society.
Walking slows us down.

~ Robert Sweetgall

Above all, do not lose your desire to walk. Every day I walk myself into a state of well-being and walk away from every illness. I have walked myself into my best thoughts, and I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it. 
~ Soren Kierkegaard