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How can distance walking increase my endurance?

There are many benefits of walking including:

  • Decreased resting heart rate
  • Improved circulation
  • More efficient breathing
  • Increased metabolism
  • Improved ability to pump blood (enhanced cardiac output)
  • Stronger more efficient heart
  • Stronger respiratory muscles
  • Improved ability of muscles to use oxygen

 When combined, all of these benefits will improve your endurance.

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