Advertisement

Is walking good exercise?

Walking is great exercise, particularly for beginning exercises. As the oldest form of transportation and accessible anywhere in the world, walking not only allows you to engage and tone muscles in your upper and lower body, it also can assist with weight loss, and heart health.

Want to get started today try this beginner level walking program from NASM:

Week 1: 3 days/week

Warm-Up = 5 min, Brisk Walk = 3 min, Cool Down = 5 min; Total = 13 min

Week 2: 3 days/week

Warm-Up = 5 min, Brisk Walk = 4 min, Cool Down = 5 min; Total = 14 min

Week 3: 3 days/week

Warm-Up = 5 min, Brisk Walk = 5 min, Cool Down = 5 min; Total = 15 min

Week 4: 3 days/week

Warm-Up = 5 min, Brisk Walk = 7 min, Cool Down = 5 min; Total = 17 min

Walking is a fantastic form of exercise, and it can benefit the whole body with very little chance of injury. I recommend frequent walking-at least 30 minutes a day, no excuses-for overall health.

YOU: The Owner's Manual, Updated and Expanded Edition: An Insider's Guide to the Body that Will Make You Healthier and Younger

Continue Learning about Benefits of Walking

can walking reduce the risk of heart disease ?
Univ. of Nev. School of Medicine, Family MedicineUniv. of Nev. School of Medicine, Family Medicine
Walking is a great form of exercise. Even as little as 30 minutes of walking spread out over the...
More Answers
what are the benefits of walking as a form of exercise ?
Jonathan PenneyJonathan Penney
Walking has many benefits:Stronger heart and lungsIncrease energyIncreased staminaIncreased bone den...
More Answers
how can a child improve the muscle tone in their legs for better walking ?
Jonathan PenneyJonathan Penney
Your child can do a variety of things to improve muscle tone in their legs.  As long as they have no...
More Answers
what are the psychological benefits of walking ?
Dr. Michael Roizen, MDDr. Michael Roizen, MD
You will benefit from walking 30 minutes a day not only for the physical effects, but also (even mor...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.