Walking for Your Health

Walking

Walking is one of the most powerful things you can do to support your own health. Walking can help you lose weight and gain energy. Just 30 minutes of walking a day (five or more times per week) can also substantially reduce the risk of:

  • heart disease
  • high blood pressure
  • stroke
  • type 2 diabetes
  • colon cancer

Health Benefits of Going for a Walk

Walking benefits

Whether going to the store or spending the day in the park, you will be taking in these physical and psychological health benefits by going for a walk.

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Best for You: Walking or Running?

Walking or running

Those who regularly do either will typically have lower body weights, healthier hearts and stronger bones than people who aren’t active.

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Walking after open heart surgery adds years to Norma's life

At 86-years-old, Norma added 40 minutes of walking to her daily routine, a change she credits with improving her quality of life.