Walking is a wonderful form of exercise. It’s great for your heart and lungs, your circulatory system and even your brain. Regular walkers who clock up around 10,000 steps per day suffer from fewer chronic diseases, are likely to live longer and will enjoy health and vitality well into their golden years.
So does that mean that walking is the only form of exerciser you need to do? Sadly not.
While walking is undoubtedly good for your heart and lungs, it doesn’t do a lot for the strength of your muscles – especially in your upper body which is pretty much unchallenged when you walk.