What are the benefits of walking?

Walking is one of the best ways to exercise your body! 

Doctors recommend about 30 minutes of regular exercise each day. That doesn't necessarily mean running flat out on a treadmill. It can mean walking a reasonable distance — just enough to be breathing a little heavier and feeling warm. 

Walking 30 minutes to and from work each day can help to:

  • Reduce the risk of heart attack

  • Lower blood pressure and cholesterol

  • Help to control weight

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1. How do I plan a pedestrian-friendly walking route?
2. What can I do to increase safety while walking?
3. How do I find walking partners in my area?
4. How can I find popular walking trails in Pierce County?
5. What are the benefits of walking?