Top 25 reasons to walk

Why walking is the ultimate way to get fit and healthy

Walking is one of the most accessible forms of exercise around and is a fun and scenic way of getting your body fit and healthy. As well as reducing body fat, it is a strong form of cardiovascular exercise that is totally free and accessible to everyone. Here's's top 25 reasons why you should consider taking up hiking.

  • Walking is totally free.
  • You can walk just about anywhere.
  • Walking gets you from one place to another.
  • You can take other people with you when you go out on a hike ...
  • ... Or, you can go walking alone ...
  • Walking allows you to take in your surroundings and catch some great scenery.
  • You can start your walking exercise at any pace.
  • You can go walking any distance you choose.
  • Walking gives you space to think.
  • Walking can be done at any time.
  • Walking is a social activity and can be a great way to meet people.
  • There are many great walking groups to join.
  • You can go on organised walking trips anywhere in the world.
  • It helps you get to know your own neighborhood — and the neighbors!
  • You’ll have a lower risk of coronary heart disease and stroke if you walk regularly.
  • You could lower your blood pressure through regular walking.
  • If you have high cholesterol, walking can reduce it and improve your blood lipid profile.
  • Walking can reduce body fat.
  • It can have a positive effect on your mental wellbeing.
  • Walking helps to increase bone density, thereby preventing osteoporosis.
  • You can reduce your risk of cancer of the colon through regular walking
  • It helps guard against the onset of non-insulin dependent diabetes.
  • You will have better control over your body weight.
  • Walking is great for osteoarthritis sufferers.
  • Hiking can make you more flexible and help with coordination, reducing the risk of falls.

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