Walking to Improve Your Health

A daily brisk walk for a healthier life. Walking can help you:

  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Prevent or manage heart disease and high blood pressure
  • Strengthen your bones
  • Lift your mood
  • Improve your balance and coordination



The faster, farther and more frequently you walk, the greater the benefits.

Turning your normal walk into a fitness stride requires:

  • Your head is up. Looking forward.
  • Your neck, shoulders and back are relaxed.
  • You’re swinging your arms freely with a slight bend in your elbows.
  • Your stomach muscles are tightened and your back is straight, not arched forward or backward.
  • You’re walking smoothly, rolling your foot from heel to toe.
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