Walking is a low-impact exercise with numerous health benefits. Here’s how to get started.
Walking is a gentle, low-impact exercise that can ease you into a higher level of fitness and health. Walking is one of your body’s most natural forms of exercise. It’s safe, simple, doesn’t require practice, and the health benefits are many. Here’s more about why walking is good for you, and how to get started with a walking program.
Benefits of walking
Lower low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (the “bad” cholesterol)
Raise high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (the “good” cholesterol)
Lower your blood pressure
Reduce your risk of or manage type 2 diabetes
Manage your weight
Improve your mood
Stay strong and fit
Counting your steps with a pedometer can motivate you to keep walking.
Walking paves the way to fitness. But are you taking enough steps? Use a pedometer to find out.
A pedometer is an inexpensive device that tallies your steps — whether you’re fitness walking or simply going about your daily activities. A pedometer can be a powerful reminder that every step counts on the path toward better health.
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