Is Walking An Exercise?


Walking is great exercise for the lower body, but it doesn't target all of your leg muscles equally. It is good to combine with bicycling or to do balanced lower body workouts a couple of times a week.

Race walking involves even more lower body muscle groups than regular walking and may be the perfect lower body exercise in and of itself.

Increasing your time or distance may bring on the aches and pains that show your muscles are growing and adjusting to your walking activity. But you may wish to do some additional exercises, especially toe raises to build your shins, to prepare you for walking.


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