Walking for Fitness
Walking is a great way to get fitter and healthier.
Don't be fooled into thinking that walking is an easy fitness option as it can be
an incredibly intense activity (while being less stressful on the body than many
other forms of exercise).
Walking and jogging form the basis for most fitness programmes as they help boost
cardio-vascular stamina and reduce body fat.
Different types of walking offer different benefits – mainly because of the intensity
with which they are conducted.
And the terrain you chose to walk on is also important as uphill walking is clearly
more demanding than it is on a flat surface while heavy ground will be tougher going
than hard surfaces like roads, paths and trails.
If you consider yourself very unfit or have not exercised regularly of late, it
is always a good idea to visit your doctor before embarking on any sustained fitness