Thursday, September 17, 2009

Walking for Exercize

Now that it's back to school, fitting in time at the gym is getting harder. No worries, try walking. Walking is a low-impact exercise with numerous health benefits. Walking is a gentle, low-impact exercise that can ease you into a higher level of fitness and health. It's safe, simple, doesn't require practice, and the health benefits are many.

Walking, like other exercise, can help you achieve a number of important health benefits. Walking can help you:

  • Lower low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (the "bad" cholesterol)
  • Raise high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (the "good" cholesterol)
  • Lower your blood pressure
  • Reduce your risk of or manage type 2 diabetes Manage your weight
  • Improve your mood
  • Stay strong and fit

How many calories can you burn?
You can calculate the calories burned based on your weight, speed, and distance.


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