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Why Walking is Good Exercise
Question: Is walking a good form of exercise?
Answer from: Meredith Rudh, fitness expert
Yes, walking is a great way to exercise. You can do it almost anywhere, and it can even improve your mood.
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Meredith Rudh is the onsite fitness program manager for OptumHealth. As a certified personal trainer and group exercise instructor through the American Council on Exercise, she enjoys working with people of all ages and abilities.
UHC TV For Health and Happiness Ask the Expert Meredith Rudh Fitness Expert Please talk to your doctor before starting a new fitness program (Meredith Rudh in fitness studio) (Meredith Rudh) A question from a viewer: "Is walking a good form of exercise?" Walking is a great form of exercise. It's something simple, easy, it doesn't require any practice and you can do it almost anywhere. It helps to lower you blood pressure, maintain your weight, helps increase your mood, and helps you to stay strong and fit. If you are a seasoned walker, just keep doing what your doing. If you are new to fitness and inactive I would suggest starting slow and easy, staring with 5–10 minutes and gradually working your way up to 30–60 minutes most days of the week. Walking is something that you can do with a friend or anyway. So, Enjoy! UnitedHealthcare