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Why walking is the most underrated form of exercise

You drag yourself from your desk to the gym, where you pop in some upbeat music and jack the treadmill up to 6 mph. Admit it, while your pounding out those three miles, you’re silently judging (even if subconsciously) the person walking next to you.

What a waste of time. Why even come to the gym if you’re just going to walk?

But experts say we’re unfairly placing the form of exercise in the “pointless” category. It turns out, you may be missing out on an extremely effective physical activity, not to mention a mental boost, by writing off walking entirely.

“Walking can be as good as a workout, if not better, than running,” says Dr. Matt Tanneberg, CSCS, a sports Chiropractor…

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 Why walking is the most underrated form of exercise

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Walking Connection

Walking is the connection… …to an enriched lifestyle. iWalk, iHike and iConquer are key elements of The Walking Connection formula. Each provide members and subscribers with motivational and inspiration original content, researched and valuable connections to links across the internet and a direct connection to our family of special hiking adventures specifically designed and operated as our “Give Back” programming for the non-profit organization community. Come Explore With Us!


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Every Body Walk

Every Body Walk! is a campaign aimed at getting Americans up and moving. Through the help of our partners, we are working to spread the message that walking 30 minutes a day, five days a week really can improve your overall health and prevent disease. We provide news and resources on walking, health information, walking maps, how to find walking groups, a personal pledge form to start walking, as well as a place to share stories about individual experiences with walking.


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I Walk

International Walk to School Month gives children, parents, school teachers and community leaders an opportunity to be part of a global event as they celebrate the many benefits of walking.

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At People Powered Movement, we strive to provide the most accurate information regarding advocacy to increase bicycling and walking throughout the U.S. Our goal is to create, strengthen and unites state/province and local bicycle and pedestrian advocacy organizations.


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The Walking Site

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Walk at Home

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Walk Score

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Walkable Communities

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World Walking

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50Plus Fitness Walking

Check out our fitness walking tips before you head out. Your walking experience will be safer, more enjoyable and a lot more productive.

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Alan Sloman's Big Walk

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America Walks

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America's Walking Club

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American Nordic Walking Assciation

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American Trials

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Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals

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IML Walking Association

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Original Nordic Walking Federation

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The Long Distance Walkers Association

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