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Walk Off Some Weight May 17, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Exercise & Fitness, Happiness, Health & Wellness.

Walking is a wonderful way to get outdoors, see the sights, and lose weight.

A brisk walk, at moderate intensity, burns a higher percentage of fat calories than a more high-intensity exercise like jogging or running. 

And, because walking is low-impact, there’s less risk of injury for people of all ages and fitness levels.

Plus, it reduces stress, is eco-friendly, and adds to your happiness quotient for the day!

Well?  What are you waiting for? 

Grab your kids, your dog, or your best friend, and head for a favorite park or playground to walk your way to fitness.

Quote:  Walking is man’s best medicine. ~ Hippocrates

Additional Resources:  The Numerous Benefits of Walking * Walking for Fitness * Benefits of Walking * Walking


1. Richard W Scott - May 17, 2010

I’m not sure that always works.
I’m always RUNNING off at the mouth, but I don’t seem to lose much weight.

2. nrhatch - May 17, 2010

Same here.

Last Spring, when we were househunting ~ we were out and about every day, walking through neighborhoods, and rooms, and around yards. The pounds just melted away.

This Spring, sitting at my keyboard typing madly . . . those same pounds magically reappeared. : )

I am trying to motivate myself to “step away from the keyboard” just a bit more often.

3. cindy - May 17, 2010

lol @ Richard. Johannesburg’s crime rate makes walking alone a very dodgy business. You’d have to be part of an established walking club, which I find a bit of drag; there is always someone with a clipboard and a whistle, taking charge and bossing everyone around.

nrhatch - May 18, 2010

I would definitely not be interested in having someone blow a whistle at me while I’m walking ~ and I detest being bossed around. I would probably form my own walking club . . . or pick some other form of exercise entirely.

But I thought you lived “off the beaten path” . . . with no swinging hot spots (or crime).

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