Physical activity doesn’t have to be complicated. Walking is a simple way to keep your body and mind healthy. You can do it almost anywhere, no matter the season – you only have to leave your house and start walking.

Here are a few of the numerous health benefits of walking:

  1. Walking strengthens your heart
  2. Mood improvement
  3. Stronger bones
  4. Live longer
  5. Weight loss
  6. Vitamin D boost
  7. Reduces cancer risk

It is also a low impact way of exercising. It doesn’t put too much stress on the bones and muscles. That’s the reason why athletes who are suffering from a long term injury often start their exercise routine with fitness walking again.

For the reasons mentioned above it’s also the perfect form of sport for overweight people who want to start exercising and don’t know where to start.

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