Walk For Health

  • How To Find The Right Shoe Size

    Finding the Right Shoe Size Is Important For A Good Walk

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    Finding the right shoe and getting it in the right size is the best way to avoid foot pain. Foot pain is very common and is one of the primary reasons people give for not being able to walk long distances. The average person walks up to 115,000 miles in their lifetime which is about four times around the world.

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  • Walking Mountains & Hills To Burn More Calories

    Burn More Calories – Head For The Hills

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    Do you want to burn more calories? Then try walking up and down inclines or hills. According to Liz Neporent, MA and author of Fitness Walking for Dummies, “Even a modest 3 to 8% incline can increase calorie burn by 20%” Walking up a 15% slope uses about a third more energy than walking on a flat surface. To increase

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  • Health Benefits of Walking – Is It Enough?

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    Is Walking enough? A new study questions the benefits of a walking program. Walking alone won’t give you 6 pack abs or the stamina of Lance Armstrong, but for the average person there are a great many benefits to participating in a walking program. If you have been a couch potato for the last few years starting a walking program

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  • Walking Improves Health – It’s a Fact!

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    Everyone wants to be healthy and often improving your health starts with taking that first step. This is the time of the year when the weather across the globe should inspire us all to get outside and take a walk. Whether you are experiencing the bracing chill of fall mornings or just starting to see the buds on trees it

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  • Walking During A Smog Alert

    Walking in Smog

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    So how bad is exercising outside on your health when pollution levels are high? Smog is a problem that plagues cities particularly in the summer when the temperatures rise. There is a lot of information on what to do when walking in the heat. But what about walking in the smog? Are there any risks with walking when pollution levels

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  • Walking with Weights is a Bad Idea

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    Walking with hand weights is a bad idea, walking with ankle weights is an even worse idea. Just because it may be a bad idea to walk with weights does not mean you should not add weight training to your walking program. We have all seen people swinging weights while they are walking. Most likely they think they are burning

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  • Exercise Equipment – Treadmills vs Walking Outside

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    When it comes to exercise equipment, treadmills are one of the most frequent purchases. If you actually use your treadmill on a regular basis then it is money well-spent. If, on the other hand, your treadmill becomes a place to hang your clothes or stack unread magazines then it will have been a waste of money. The debate between people

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  • More Benefits of Walking – Walk off your Anger

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    One of the many benefits of walking is that it is great for stress relief. One of the main causes of stress is anger. We all experience moments when we are angry whether it is something simple like the cable guy not showing up on time or something major such as an argument with a spouse or boss. At times

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  • Depression and Exercise, Walking May Help

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    Most of us have heard about runner’s high but wonder if we can achieve the same results from less strenuous exercise such as walking. A new study shows that a 30 minute walk at a steady pace can provide a mood boost to people suffering from depression. Walking provided the same lift that an individual may seek from cigarettes, caffeine

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  • Mall Walking Tips

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    The holidays are over and now we are all trying to get back in shape before spring comes and we are forced to take off our sweaters and turtlenecks or risk heat exhaustion.  What better way to work your way back into shape then to start a walking program? Most cities in the US have malls within an easy drive

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