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Walking is the Best Exercise at Any Age

January 21, 2012

No matter your age, walking is definitely the best exercise.  It is so easy to do, that sometimes we forget how beneficial it can be.

There are no specials skills required, and it is available to most people.

Exercise Research on the Health Benefits Walking

Studies show that regular daily walking for exercise can make a major health difference in the life of a woman. After all, an old fashioned walk is your body’s most natural form of exercise.

And besides being one of the easiest, cheapest and safest things you can do to improve your health, walking is also probably the one of the most pleasant things you can do.

Plus, many in-depth research studies have shown that regular daily walking for exercise can significantly cut your risk of death in half (from any and all diseases!)

Walking at a moderate 3 mile per hour (mph) pace for at least three and a half hours every week (30 minutes a day) has been shown to dramatically reduce your risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, hip fractures, glaucoma, osteoporosis, cancer, depression and many other health problems.

As a bonus, walking burns calories and can help you reach and maintain your perfect weight.

For example a 140-pound woman just walking at a moderate 3-mph pace can burn

• 111 calories in 30 minutes or
• 222 calories in 60 minutes of walking.

What are you doing for exercise?  Is walking a part of your daily routine? 

image credit: CJowers

2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 23, 2012 9:17 am

    I try to walk the dog at least three or four times a week. Come March though, I’m determined to get back into playing indoor soccer.

    • February 8, 2012 2:10 am

      Thanks for your comment! I remember playing soccer at gym in High School….. you will definitely get the work out with that!

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