I recently changed my cardio workout from running to walking and I'm a convert-you can do it anywhere, customize it to your fitness level and all it takes is a pair of sneaker (iPod optional). Plus it has some pretty impressive health, weight loss and mood benefits. Here's are a few that put a spring in my step:
It helps curb cravings: A 15-minute walk helped chocoholics stave off cocoa cravings afterward in one study, while another study found that getting up to walk around throughout the day may help keep your appetite in check and prevent munching.
It's a proven weight loss tool: Walking is the exercise of choice for members of the National Weight Control Registry, a group of adults who have, on average, lost 66 pounds and kept it off for 5.5. years.
It yields big results even in small doses: Walking just one extra mile a day can add up to nearly a 10 pound weight loss in a year. Easiest way to do it: wear a pedometerRead More »from The healthiest workout (anyone can do)