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3 Ways to Walk for Healthy Aging

By Emily Ewen

Walking offers many health benefits — here’s how to add more of it to your weekly routine.

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What Is Rucking? Tips to Getting Started

By Sarah Tuff

Learn how adding a weighted pack (known as a rucksack) can elevate the strength and endurance effects of your daily walk.

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Just Keep Moving: 5 Tips for Easing Back Into Fitness After Surgery

By Emily Ewen

An ARORA-certified Dynamic Personal Trainer offers recommendations for safely returning to exercise.

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Is Running or Walking a Better Workout?

By Sarah Tuff

These two exercises are often pitted against each other, but they can both contribute to cardiovascular health and overall well-being. Here’s why.

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Why Does My Heel Hurt and How Can I Ease the Pain?

By Mo Perry

Plantar fasciitis is a common culprit. Learn what you can do to alleviate discomfort.

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Listening Games

By Maggie Fazeli Fard

Music-based workouts are a fun way to mix up a treadmill routine. Our fitness editor shares a favorite playlist.

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The Surprising Connection Between Your Calves and Heart Health

By Michael Dregni

Referred to as your “second heart,” your calves play a vital role in your cardiovascular health. Here’s how.

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Do You Have Knee Osteoarthritis? Walking May Help.

By Michael Dregni

Walking may decrease knee pain among those with osteoarthritis — and it may even prevent additional joint damage, according to a recent study.

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The Benefits of Backward Walking

By Maggie Fazeli Fard

Walking or jogging in reverse improves stability, balance, coordination, and cognitive function. Learn more.

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How Walking Strengthens Your Heart and Lungs

By Nicole Radziszewski

For more cardiovascular benefits, you can increase your pace and walk up and down hills.

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Tips to Make the Most of Your Walk

By Nicole Radziszewski

While walking may seem like a simple and natural movement, there are things to keep in mind to ensure that you get the most out of your walk and avoid injury. Read on to learn more.

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How Walking Boosts Your Metabolism

By Nicole Radziszewski

Walking is a form of NEAT (Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis) and can help optimize metabolism. Read on to learn more.

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How Walking Enhances Healthy Aging

By Nicole Radziszewski

Regular walks can help stave off cardiovascular disease and dementia — and may even increase your lifespan.

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How Walking Aids Digestion

By Nicole Radziszewski

Walking not only improves digestion but can also help reduce insulin levels and regulate blood sugar.

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How Walking Keeps Your Body Balanced

By Nicole Radziszewski

If you’re deskbound, taking a five-minute walk every hour can make a big difference in your overall health and well-being. Here’s why.

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Want a Mental Health Boost? Take a Walk

By Nicole Radziszewski

Discover how the simple act of walking can help restore your nervous system.

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Do Pedestrian- and Bike-Friendly Policies Boost a City’s Overall Health?

By Michael Dregni

Yes, according to a recent analysis from Blue Zones.

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The Powerful Health Benefits of Walking

By Nicole Radziszewski

Going for a walk — though often underrated and underappreciated — is one of the most powerful things you can do for your health. Here’s why.

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Step into Comfort: Walking Shoes for All-Day Comfort

By Experience Life Staff

Here are five of our favorite shoes that can go the distance.

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The 3 Cs of Lifelong Fitness

By Andrew Heffernan

How consistency, curiosity, and compassion can keep your fitness and health on track for a lifetime.

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