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Walking Benefits

Walking Improves Circulation

It also wards off heart disease, brings up the heart rate, lowers blood pressure and strengthens the heart. Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder and the University of Tennessee found that post-menopausal women who walked just one to tw...

Walking Shores Up Your Bones

It can stop the loss of bone mass for those with osteoporosis, according to Michael A. Schwartz, MD, of Plancher Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in New York. In fact, a Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, study of post-menopausal women found that ...

Walking Leads To A Longer Life

Research out of the University of Michigan Medical School and the Veterans Administration Ann Arbor Healthcare System says those who exercise regularly in their fifties and sixties are 35 percent less likely to die over the next eight years than t...

Walking Supports Your Joints

The majority of joint cartilage has no direct blood supply. It gets its nutrition from synovial or joint fluid that circulates as we move. Impact that comes from movement or compression, such as walking, “squishes” the cartilage, bringing oxygen a...

Walking Slows Mental Decline

A study of 6,000 women, ages 65 and older, performed by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, found that age-related memory decline was lower in those who walked more. The women walking 2.5 miles per day had a 17-percent decl...

What You Need To Have

A pair of good walking shoes: A pair of good walking shoes is required before you step out. Look out for a low and supportive heel that will help you walk better. Also, choose a shoe that fits properly and be sure that your toe has enough room in ...

Why Is It Important To Drink Water Before I Go Walking?

Exercise such as walking causes the metabolism to rise and body water to be lost through increased respiration and sweat. Walkers should drink a large glass of water an hour before walking, then drink about a cup of water every mile. When you fini...

17 Tips For Drinking Right For Fitness Walking

Drinking and walking should go together. Your body will lose water when you walk and you can end up dehydrated. Learn how much and what to drink before, during and after your walking workouts.

Convert Miles To Kilometers And Walking Time

When you see mileage markers on the road or trail, how do they convert to kilometers? How long will it take you to walk different distances at a fast pace, moderate pace or easy pace? You can look it up on the charts below, which range from quarte...

What Are The Kinds Of Long Distance Walks?

Do you ever have the urge just to take off walking - and never stop? Taking long, long walks is part of our human makeup. Most of us are descended from people who migrated from place to place on foot. Today you can quench that wanderlust in many d...

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Walking Benefits

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Walking is easy to do and offers many benefits, especially for people with arthritis.