Here's How You Can Improve Your Health By Walking

Walking can be a very effective form of exercise! This is especially true for people who are not accustomed to exercise. Walking is something that most of us already do or can do everyday. Our feet were made for walking!

Just about everyone 30 minutes of walking into their day. Most people don't normally get very sweaty when walking and it doesn't have to be anything formal. You walk just about anytime and anywhere. According to the American Heart Association, Research has shown that walking at least 30 minutes a day can help you:

Reduce your risk of coronary heart disease and stroke

Improve your blood pressure, blood sugar levels and blood lipid profile

Maintain your body weight and lower the risk of obesity

Enhance your mental well-being

Reduce your risk of osteoporosis

Reduce your risk of breast and colon cancer

Reduce your risk of non-insulin dependent (type 2) diabetes

To be honest, I don't always feel like exercising and on days when I don't, I walk. This can be walking around my office at work, or on the treadmill or trail. There is nothing wrong with replacing your regular exercise routine with a walk when you just aren't feeling it.


If you are someone who hates exercise, just think, with walking all you have to do it put on your shoes and go. I challenge you to try walking for 30 minutes a day for the next few weeks, I believe you might begin to enjoy it. Who knows, walking might turn into jogging, then running and eventually another form of exercise.