Walking

Walking is one of the simplest ways to get active and stay active. With each step you take, you travel further down the path to a healthier lifestyle. Research has shown that walking can have a significant impact on your health by lowering your chances of heart disease. Learn more about the benefits of walking and how incorporating it more can lead to healthier living.

Walking 101

If you’re trying to get active, then the first step is walking. See how a 30-minute walk can go a long way towards a heart-healthy lifestyle.

Why Walking?

Walking can help lower your risk of heart disease and is a great way to get active. Learn why.

National Walking Day

The first Wednesday of April, we begin our month-long National Walking Day celebration by encouraging workplaces, schools and communities to get out and walk. Learn how you can participate.

Stretches for Walking

Proper stretching is an important part of any physical activity. Follow these tips to help prevent injury and get the most out of your walk.

Preventing Injury

Even though walking is one of the safest forms of physical activity, injuries do happen. Learn about potential problems and how you can prevent them.

Walking Morning, Noon or Night

No matter what time of day, it’s important to get out and walk. Follow these tips to make sure you get the most out of your walk.

What to Wear When You Walk

Proper attire is crucial for your commitment and enjoyment towards walking. Learn how to dress for the weather.

Wearing the Right Shoes

Confused when choosing shoes? Find the right ones in your budget with these tips.

Walk, Don't Run Your Way to Heart Health

You don’t need to go for a run in order to stay fit and active. Each step you take while walking is a step down a path of better health. Learn more about how walking is just as good for your health as running.

 Start or Join a Walking Club

Walking with friends is more fun and can help keep you motivated. Walking clubs are a great way to help find fitness, friends, and fun! Learn how to join or start a walking club today.


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Register for your local Heart Walk

You can save lives by supporting and participating in your local Heart Walk, the American Heart Association's premier fund-raising event. Heart Walk promotes physical activity and heart-healthy living in an environment that’s fun with family, friends or coworkers. Locate yours here.