Walking weather is here. Whether you take a walk during your lunch break, before or after work, or to and from work, heading out on foot boosts your health. See how a few extra steps can have a big impact on your well-being.
Walking at least 30 minutes a day, five days a week can reduce your risk for coronary heart disease by about 19%.
A study during flu season showed those who kept a moderate pace for 30-45 minutes a day had 43% fewer sick days and fewer upper respiratory tract infections overall.
One mile is about 2,000 steps. In your lifetime you will walk about 65,000 miles – that’s three times around the Earth!
Just walking an extra 20 minutes a day will help you to burn 7 pounds of fat per year.
People who track their steps take an average of 2,500 more steps a day. Start writing it down!
Walk to the beat of “Shut Up and Dance” and you’ll be going about 3.5 mph. If you can keep up with “Shake It Off,” you’ll be cruising at more than 5 mph.
60% more calories
Hit those hills! Walking uphill activates three times more muscle fibers than walking on flat terrain and burns up to 60 percent more calories.
Just walking up and down stairs at a regular pace for 10 minutes can give you the same energy boost as drinking a caffeinated can of soda or half a cup of coffee.
Walking Weather Goodies
SMITH Optics Parallel MAX 2
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Jet Compression Socks by Nabee
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Performance Fabric Banjees Armband
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urbal Activ CBD Body Strong Balm
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Stainless Steel Bottle with Selmas Flower Print
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ROAD iD Wrist id Elite Silicone Band with Tri-Fold Clasp
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Belcorva’s Midnight Island Pocket Capri
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Garmin vivoactive 4S in Assorted Colors
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skinsuit Face and Lips Beyond Sunscreen
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asics Novablast Running Shoe
$130 | asics.com