Walking is a simple and effective type of exercise, but there are some common mistakes people make that can get in the way of your goals and even increase your risk of injury.
The most popular exercise for a reason:
If you’re looking for a way to excuse-proof your exercise routine, look no further: Walking is not only a simple and effective way to stay physically active, it”s also a safer way to improve your health during the Covid-19 pandemic because you can exercise outdoors.
“The biggest benefit of walking is that it’s really accessible to just about everybody,” says Christopher John Lundstrom, PhD, MEd, director of sport and exercise science at the University of Minnesota School of Kinesiology.
It’s time efficient, you can do it almost anywhere, and you don’t need any specialized gear or clothes-just a pair of quality walking shoes with arch support and comfortable clothes. “Walking requires very little and can be done on the spur of the moment, too. You can get out even if it’s just for a few minutes.” Read more…