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Benefits of Walking

How does walking make my heart stronger?

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  • AJonathan Penney, Fitness, answered on behalf of National Academy of Sports Medicine

    Walking will help make your heart stronger due taking part in exercise. When you exercise, you body is pumping blood through your body and is sending oxygen to your muscles. Your heart is a very strong muscle and needs to be put to work. Walking will help keep your heart active and an active heart will lead to an active you!

  • Walking is a great activity to make your heart stronger. The heart is a muscle that must be strengthened through regular activity to remain healthy. When you engage in a regular walking program, your heart will become more efficient, bringing more oxygen and nutrients to your organs. The great thing about walking is that it is low-impact activity that, over time, will ease you into a higher level of fitness. In addition to making your heart stronger, walking has been shown to reduce bad cholesterol, reduce body fat, help with diabetes, and reduce blood pressure. Finally, walking has even been shown to improve mood, which can help people suffering from depression.    

  • AEmilia Klapp, Nutrition & Dietetics, answered
    The heart is a muscle, and just like any other muscle in the body, it becomes stronger the more you exercise it. A strong heart pumps more blood with fewer beats and less effort, putting less strain on the blood vessels. Without exercise, the heart loses muscle fibers and becomes weak until it cannot do its job.
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