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Does Walking Help You Lose Weight? Heck Yeah!

Health Benefits of Walking List:

Does walking help you lose weight? YES!

On my daily walk on a cool spring day

Does Walking Help you Lose Weight?


  • Walking is a great FAT burning exercise
  • The calories burned walking can average around 100 calories burned per mile depending on the individual, speed walked, terrain, etc  So yes! Walking is a great calorie burner
  • Walking to lose weight really works and creates lasting results!
  • When you walk you are in a metabolic zone that helps your body heal and grow
  • Nearly 60 percent of Americans are overweight and one-third are obese. Studies show that people who do daily physical exercise  not only lose excess weight but keep it off.
  • You can lose weight walking and maintain your weight loss with a daily walking habit.
  • One of the main indicators that someone will have successful weight loss is daily physical activity and most overweight people can take up walking more easily than any other exercise program.
  • Walking is the easiest exercise  to do to create weight loss and improve your health.

Does Walking Improve your health?


Here’s how…

  • Walking can help prevent osteoporosis. As we age (especially women) we need weight bearing exercise to keep our bones healthy.
  • Walking can stimulate bone growth
  • Walking is a low impact exercise so you have very little chance of injury.
  • Walking improves cardiovascular health. Your heart is the key to a healthy cardiovascular system and your heart gets a great workout with every walk, hike, or step you take.
  • Walking at least 30 minutes a day 5 days a week can help you manage type II diabetes
  • Walking studies have shown that walking can help reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s.

What other benefits of walking can you receive?

What is my number one favorite reason to walk? Other than keeping me slim and helping maintain weight loss? :)

Walking helps you feel so good!

The natural “high” you get from a daily walk is what causes so many people to lace up their shoes or hiking boots and get outside.

Walking also:

  • Walking helps you clear your head.
  • Walking outside helps you enjoy the awesome beauty of nature.
  • Walking reduces stress
  • Walking keeps your mind sharp.
  • Walking can improve your sleep.

The benefits of walking encourage me to get outside and play!

Hiking and walking give you SO many benefits!

Yes it IS cool that you can lose lots of weight with walking – but after you lose the weight you will find that you will be totally HOOKED on the joy of walking and all the other myriad of benefits!

Aand that is a very healthy addiction that will add many quality years to your life!

I know there are so many more benefits to walking – Please feel free to add your favorite walking benefits  in the comment section! Let’s make this list the longest one yet! :)

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Iamloved1 November 14, 2011 at 3:45 am

You mentioned that walking can help you manage type II diabetes, but it can also prevent it. Excess weight is one of the major risk factors for diabetes and walking helps keep the fat off. It also helps me keep my digestive tract “running” smoothly.


Jana November 14, 2011 at 2:29 pm

Iamloved1 – you are right! Thanks for sharing 2 more great reasons to walk more!


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