Benefits of Walking
Walking is one of the easiest ways to be physically active. You can do it almost anywhere and at any time. Walking is also inexpensive; all you need is a pair of shoes with sturdy heel support.
Reduce stress and help you relax.
Tone your muscles.
Increase calories burned.
Strengthen bones and muscles.
Lower your risk of heart disease and type-2 diabetes.
Give you an opportunity to socialize with friends and family while being active.
Walking correctly is important:
Walk with your chin up and your shoulders held slightly back.
Walk so that the heel of your foot touches the ground first. Roll your weight forward.
Walk with your toes pointed forward.
Swing your arms as you walk.
Walk at high school tracks where there is lighting, do not walk alone at night.
Walk familiar routes, and let someone know where you are going.
Don’t let weather keep you sedentary, walk indoors or at the mall.