Walking for Weight Loss & Fitness

Walking is one of the easiest ways you can start incorporating fitness into your life and make progress towards your weight loss goals. It's easy to do and very low impact, making it a great option for almost everyone. Walking not only can help you lose weight, it also has the added benefit of lowering blood pressure, decreases your risk for type 2 diabetes, and releases endorphins.

Studies show that walking briskly for half an hour six times a month cuts the risk of premature death in men and women by 44 percent.

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12 Week Walking Program for Weight Loss

Let me, um, 'walk' you through an easy-to-follow 12 week walking schedule that will having you walking away those extra pounds - and may even get you to like exercising.

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Can I Lose Weight By Walking?

Yes, you most definitely can lose weight by walking. Combined with moderate eating, walking as a form of exercise can help you burn extra calories. It can also help you strengthen your legs and improve your cardiorespiratory fitness.


How Many Calories Do You Burn Walking?

The amount of calories burned walking all depends on your weight and how quickly you walk. Typically, a 150lb woman walking at 3 mph will burn about 118 calories in 30 minutes.

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How Many Steps Should I Walk a Day?

It all depends on your fitness level. You always hear you should walk 10,000 steps a day. But there's no real proof of that. For some people, that's way too low. For others, it would be a struggle to take that many.

I recommend that you track the steps you take over a typical week and take an average from there. If you feel you want to be more active, bump up the steps in 1,000 step increments

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How to Choose The Right Walking Shoe

When you're motivated to lose weight, the last thing you want are sore feet because you bought the wrong walking shoe. The right shoe can help prevent injuries, too.

Learn how to choose the right walking shoe with this expert advice.

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Walking Tip

How to Walk More Quickly

The secret to walking faster and picking up the pace is to take shorter strides.  You don't walk faster by taking longer strides.  Shorter strides means you walk more quickly -- and walking more quickly means you get your heart rate going.


5 Reasons Why Walking Is Good For Your Health

Is walking good for your health? Absolutely! Walking is one of the best forms of exercise to promote weight loss and overall good health.

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Three Apps to Track Your Walks

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Walking Indoors

6 Tips For Walking Indoors

Here are six great ideas for indoor walking, so you can still burn those calories and get fit on the coldest, darkest days.

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What is a Brisk Walk?

A brisk walk is defined by CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) as an average walking pace of 3.0 mph (about 20 minutes per mile).

Calories Burned Walking Briskly »

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5 Ways to Burn More Calories Walking

Use these five simple tips to burn even more calories while walking.

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