Walking for Exercise

Who says exercise has to be exhausting or painful to be effective? Try walking!


It’s a misconception that exercise has to be exhausting or leave you gasping for breath to have cardiovascular benefit, says Michael Crawford, MS, ACSM-CEP, manager of Cardiac Rehabilitation at Cleveland Clinic. “Walking can be a good aerobic exercise if you do it long enough and at a high enough intensity to raise your heart rate,” he says.

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