7 Ways to Make Walking More Enjoyable (1/7)

Walking is a great form of exercise and the best part is that it’s completely free. Forget pricey gym memberships. Learn how you can make the most out of this easy exercise without spending a dime.

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Walk to Control Your Body Weight

You may not think such a mild level of activity as walking can help. But in one significant study, a group of sedentary people were given a daily goal of 10,000 steps of brisk activity, as measured by their pedometres. They improved their fitness levels just as much as a group that followed a traditional gym-based aerobic routine. Overall, studies find that getting between 8000 and 10,000 steps a day (about 8 km) helps you to maintain your current weight and stop gaining weight, while adding to that another 2000 steps (an extra 1.5 km a day) helps you to lose weight.

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