Walking is one of the most convenient and often underrated forms of exercises. Studies continue to support that walking is effective at boosting heart health, improving mental well-being, helping with weight management and even reducing your chronic disease risk.
But before you lace up those sneakers and hit the pavement or trail, here’s everything you need to know to make strides toward your goal of walking for weight loss.
Health Benefits of Walking
“There are numerous benefits to beginning a walking regimen,” says April Hartsook, master coach, personal trainer and founder of the Want Different Do Different movement.
Aside from the visible changes that will become physically evident with a regular exercise program, some of the other benefits include: