This is the oldest and most natural exercise, walking for fitness really works.
Walking for fitness not only is easy and simple for most people. It works all the major muscle groups. It increases you oxygen intake, and oxygen is what helps you burn more calories!
Walking causes many fewer injuries than other types of workouts. It can be done almost any where, anytime, and you do not need any special equipment other than a good pair of walking shoes.
Walking will allow you to control the intensity without quitting early.
Start from where you are, 5, 10 or 20 minutes at a comfortable pace, then increase slowly as you feel able. You can increase the speed or the duration. Try interval walking 10 minutes at a comfortable pace and then 5 minutes at a faster pace, back to 10 minutes at a comfortable pace.
To include your upper body in this workout, swing your arms slightly more than you would normally, carry light weights, or incorporate two hiking, or walking sticks.
Start your walking program working out four times a week, you will start burning fat and toning muscles immediately, this is something you can continue for the rest of your life.
Walking for fitness is easy, safe, fun, and most importantly it works!!