Walking is a great way to get fit and stay fit. Walking can help:
- Lose weight
- Improve blood glucose, blood pressure, cholesterol, stress and depression
- Lower risk for type 2 diabetes, heart attack, stroke, and diabetes complications
If you are not used to being active, you can start with 10 minutes of walking each day. A good goal is 30 minutes a day of brisk walking, five days a week. You can break up the 30 minutes into bouts of 10 minutes and still get the same health benefits.
Here are some tools to help your walking routine:
- Training plan - This training plan will help you set goals each week. By the end of the training plan, you will be able to walk 3.1 miles, also called a 5K.
- Tracker - Track your walking progress. You also can track what you eat. Keeping track of your food, drink and activity can help you lose weight and stay active.