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The 10 Benefits of Walking

The 10 Benefits of Walking

Adding daily walks to your routine adds numerous health benefits. In addition to potentially prolonging your life, it can help prevent certain diseases. Another great benefit about walking, is that it is 100% free. No gym membership required! All you need to start walking is a good pair of shoes.

Here are 10 benefits that daily walks can give you according to Healthline:

1. Burn calories 

Walking can help you burn calories. Burning calories can help you maintain or lose weight

Your actual calorie burn will depend on several factors, including: 

  • walking speed
  • distance covered
  • terrain (you’ll burn more calories walking uphill than you’ll burn on a flat surface)
  • your weight

You can determine your actual calorie burn through a calorie calculator. For a general estimate, you can also refer to this chart.”

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