One reason why walking is such a popular form of exercise is because it is a 'lifestyle exercise' - people can usually find a way of fitting it into their lives without too much of a change. For instance, walking to work, to the shops, to school, or the final short distance from the bus/tube stop to a friend's house.
Buring 500-1000 Calories per week (that's about 6-12 miles worth of walking for an average weight person) reduces the risk of premature death by 20-30%. Walking will also help to protect you against a range of other conditions such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, certain types of cancer and type 2 diabetes. It has also been shown to improve musculoskeletal health, mental health and well being.
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