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Kicking Up Your Walking Plan: Is Walking Really a Workout?

February 17, 20159 min
Whether your goal is to be more active, lose weight or win a marathon, walking is a great place to start.Walking is one of the simplest and least expensive options to increase your physical activity level and improve your overall health.If walking seems too simple to be an effective fitness method, think again: taking a stroll is an easy way to lower blood pressure and for the obese to increase aerobic fitness.Walking, is a convenient way for the average person, regardless of fitness level, to obtain ACSM’s recommended 30 minutes of exercise per day, at least five days per week. These 30 minutes can be broken up into short bouts of 10 minutes of exercise, making walking a simple choice for a busy schedule.Michele Stanten is here to discuss how walking daily can help your overall health in many ways.

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