9 Walking Mistakes You Didn’t Know You Were Making (The Healthy)

Posted: Jan 19, 2023 in In the News

This article originally appeared in The Healthy on January 19, 2023.


9 Walking Mistakes You Didn’t Know You Were Making

By Amy Marturana Winderl

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.”

And if you have a treadmill at home, you don’t even need to leave the house to reap the benefits.

Walking is also a low-impact activity, says Chris Gagliardi, personal trainer and scientific education content manager at the American Council on Exercise. That alone makes it a great exercise option for people with joint problems or other health issues that can make running and other high-impact exercises difficult.

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