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Is it possible to walk too much?
Yes, but it is not very likely unless an individual has health-related limitations. Just like other types of physical activity, by building the length of time and the intensity of the activity over time, ...more >
How do I choose a pedometer?
There is a wide selection of pedometers, varying in degrees of accuracy, features, and price. In general, more expensive pedometers have more features and tend to be more accurate. However, a basic pedometer can cost $ ...more >
What are the health benefits of walking?
The health benefits of regular physical activity are far-reaching. Physical activity doesn't have to be very strenuous for an individual to reap significant health benefits. Even small increases in light to moderate activity, ...more >
How can I encourage others to walk for health reasons?
Walking is one of the easiest, safest, and most cost-effective forms of exercise. However, some people are reluctant to walk, despite the many health benefits . Read our section on Overcoming Common Perceptions and Barriers to Walking to understand some of these reasons, ...more >
How do I find comfortable walking shoes?
Remember, there is a difference in shoes designed specifically for walking and those designed for running. Finding the right walking shoes for you can enhance your performance and decrease your risk of pain or injuries from using the wrong kind of shoes. ...more >
Is walking outside better than walking indoors?
From a physical activity perspective , walking indoors on a treadmill and outdoors have mostly similar effects, though there is some difference in the number of calories burned and the muscles worked. ...more >
Do I need to stretch before I walk?
It is important to warm up before you begin walking. Increasing the temperature in your muscles and joints and increasing blood flow will make you more comfortable when you exercise and reduce the risk of injury. ...more >
Is it better exercise to walk with weights?
Most experts do not recommend walking with hand weights, weighted shoes, or ankle weights because they increase your risk of stress, strain, and injury to your muscles and bones. If your goal is to burn more calories, ...more >
How many calories do I burn by walking?
The calories you burn are equivalent to how much energy you use while walking, which is mainly a factor of your weight and the distance that you walk. A simple rule of thumb is 100 calories per mile for a 160 pound person. ...more >