Turn Your Walk Into a Workout!

No matter what exercise style is your favorite, it’s all beneficial to your overall health. But walking specifically comes with more benefits than most. Here are 3 surprising benefits of walking…

1. Counteracts the Impact of Weight-Promoting Genes –
Researchers at Harvard analyzed 32 obesity-promoting genes in over 10,000 people, with the goal of discovering how much those genes mattered when it came to a person’s weight. They determined that when participants walked for about an hour a day, the impacts of those weight-promoting genes were reduced by approximately 50%.

2. Boosts Your Immune System –
If you don’t want to get a cold or the flu (and who does) then walk, walk, walk! A study of over 1,000 people found that when participants walked at least 20 minutes a day, for 5 days (or more) a week, they had 43% fewer sick days than people who exercised 0-1 time a week. And, if they did start to feel under the weather, they were sick for a shorter period and experienced milder symptoms.

3. Relieves Joint Pain –
Walking is a double-protection for your joints…especially your hips and knees… because it both strengthens the muscles that support them, and lubricates them. Research has found that walking helps ease arthritis-related pain, and walking 5-6 miles a week can help fend off arthritis from forming.

"I never would have imagined that I could lose so much weight by walking.*" - Sarah

"I started out at 175 lbs, and after using Kathy's walking program, I lost about 55 lbs, and now I weigh 122 lbs*." - Ellen

"Kathy Smith's walking workouts are my go-to workouts when I don't have much time. I LOVE them!*" - Louise

*individual results may vary

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