Importance of Walking (a short story)

Posted by Lauren Higgins on Monday, March 18, 2024


You carry your own body weight when you walk. This is known as weight-bearing exercise. Some of the benefits include:

  • increased cardiovascular and pulmonary fitness
  • reduced risk of heart disease and stroke
  • improved management of conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, joint and muscular pain or stiffness, and diabetes
  • stronger bones and improved balance
  • increased muscle strength and endurance
  • reduced body fat.

To get the health benefits, try to walk for at least 30 minutes as briskly as you can on most days of the week. ‘Brisk’ means you can still talk but not sing, and you may be puffing slightly.

Topics: Health, exercise, Wellness, Body Fat, Low Impact Workouts