Walk It Off

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Walking may be a simple exercise, but it’s also effective. Whether you walk around your neighborhood, in a nearby mall, through your city, or on nature trails, putting one foot in front of the other is a great way to prioritize your health.

Beginner—Cultivate a habit of short daily walks. A regular jaunt around your neighborhood will get your blood flowing and may even help you make friends!

Intermediate—Looking to really work up a sweat walking? Increase your pace! Speedwalking is a real sport, and it may offer the cardio you’re looking for without as much wear on your joints as something like running.

Advanced—If you want to take your walks to the next level, pick a path with increased elevation or an unusual surface (sand, for example) that’ll work different muscles. You could also look into adding weights to your outings.