What are the benefits of a walking program?

A regular walking program is important and will help you:

  • Increase the length of time you are able to walk before needing to rest.
  • Reduce your leg pain.
  • Improve or maintain muscle tone.
  • Lose weight or maintain your weight, especially when combined with dietary changes.
  • Reduce your risk factors for a heart attack or stroke.
  • Improve your overall sense of well-being and reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.
  • Improve your quality of life.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 05/03/2019.

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