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Do I need to stretch before I walk?

It is important to warm up before you begin walking. Increasing the temperature in your muscles and joints and increasing blood flow will make you more comfortable when you exercise and reduce the risk of injury. ...more >

Is it better exercise to walk with weights?

Most experts do not recommend walking with hand weights, weighted shoes, or ankle weights because they increase your risk of stress, strain, and injury to your muscles and bones. If your goal is to burn more calories, ...more >

How many calories do I burn by walking?

The calories you burn are equivalent to how much energy you use while walking, which is mainly a factor of your weight and the distance that you walk. A simple rule of thumb is 100 calories per mile for a 160 pound person. ...more >

Why do people ride bicycles?

The February 2003 Omnibus Survey conducted by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) found that of the 20.9 million people riding bikes the majority reported doing so for exercise/health (41 percent) ...more >