Walking for Exercise

Walking for Exercise Walking for exercise is a great way to jump on board with an exercise routine. Especially if you’ve been inactive for a long time. In fact, many doctors and fitness ‘gurus’ will tell you when just starting out even 15 minutes a day of moderate walking is the best thing to do.

Walking, if combined with healthy eating is a great way to lose weight too.

Here are five reasons why it’s a great way to begin your weight loss journey:

  • Weight Loss – This is usually the main reason people begin walking for exercise.  It’s the perfect way to start an exercise routine for those who are out of shape, are unsure of their fitness level, or are interested in enjoying time outside.
  • Sleep – When you exercise you help your body. It not only gets your blood flowing but it stretches your muscles and gives your metabolism a boost. This in return is going to help you have a better night’s rest because the body is tired and needs to be replenished by sleep.
  • Inexpensive – Walking is one of the most inexpensive ways that you can lose weight.  The only thing that you must buy is good walking shoes.  This is an area that you don’t want to skimp on because having the right shoe can make all the difference.  It’s not necessary to purchase a treadmill or join a gym, though you can if you like, so it’s a great choice for those who don’t want to spend a lot of money but still want to lose weight.
  • Energy – When you exercise your body releases endorphins that increase your energy and make you feel good.  Walking can also relieve stress which can give you an energized or peaceful feeling.
  • Takes Off Inches – You may be surprised to learn that walking not only helps you lose weight but can also help you lose inches all over your body.  As your leg muscles develop you may notice that they appear trimmer and firmer, your waist and hips will begin to shrink also because of the slight twisting movement that is made while walking, and you may notice that your arms become slimmer and trimmer because of the back and forth motion that is used in faster walking.

Walking for exercise isn’t just a great choice for beginners, even more ‘experienced’ exercisers choose to also walk. Just remember that you should check with your doctor before beginning any exercise routine – even walking!

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