Benefits of Walking [infographic]

by Robyn Wright on August 3, 2013

in Weight Loss

infographics logoWelcome to the weekend. I think my host company has things figured out and hopefully my blog won’t be down again like it was all day yesterday. So frustrating! Anyway, let’s get to our Saturday Infographic.

Since I just started the walking challenge I thought I would share this Anatomy of Walking Infographic which tells you the benefits of just walking 30 minutes a day. I know I am happy to be getting all of these benefits as I attempt to meet my goal of 10,000 steps per day!

How much do you walk each day?

Anatomy of Walking Infographic

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© 2013, Robyn Wright. All rights reserved.

  • Sherrie Cruson

    Gosh, I have to get back to walking for exercise again. I started walking a few miles a few months ago then gradually stopped because the of the hot weather we were having. This reminds me that I need to set a time to go walking each day if only for half an hour or so. I always feel much better after a good walk.

    • Robyn Wright

      That happens here a lot too – hot and humid weather or cold and icy weather can really halt your walking plan. I think that is why mall walking became so popular!

  • Robin

    Great infographic! We all want to be healthier and happier.
    If anybody is interested, Walgreens has a program where you can earn Balance Rewards for logging your walks:

    • Robyn Wright

      Thanks for the reminder Robin! I signed up for the Walgreens Rewards but I always forget to put in my steps!

  • alas3lads

    I love walking but haven’t been doing it much lately. I really need to get back to it – especially after reading this infographic. I had no idea it could affect your risk for glaucoma (which runs in our family) or alzheimers. Great information!

    • Robyn Wright

      Isn’t it amazing what such a simple thing can do?

  • weeziestoy

    I started walking before I retired….after that….nothing…that was two years ago….I actually enjoyed walking…so hard to start back…

    • Robyn Wright

      You can do it! Find a walking buddy to help keep you motivated!

  • donna W

    I have been walking for years, ever since I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I enjoy walking as it gives me think time and a break from everyday life. I do believe I have gotten a lot of health benefits from it. On my most recent medical exam, I had flying colors with no problems. Your chart shows benefits I didn’t even know about. Keep up your great work with walking.

    • Robyn Wright

      Awesome Donna! Glad you have really been able to see and feel the benefits of walking!

  • Candace

    I have been having a lot of hip and back pain and the increase in walking and exercise has seriously helped. I spent some time in Foxboro Massachusetts last year in the shopping area at patriot place and all the walking and stair climbing was extremely painful. this year after my increase in physical activity it was definitely less painful

    • Robyn Wright

      That is awesome that you are feeling better! I definitely notice that my back pain is less when I am walking regularly

  • Jane m

    Your walking posts are very inspirational. Time to get up & more more. For me it’s becoming very mentally theraputic

    • Robyn Wright

      at first it was more of a chore for me, but I do find it helps me clear my head now too

  • AngelaLilly

    The “burns more fat than jogging” makes me very happy…running/jogging is SO unhealthy for your joints!!!

    • Robyn Wright

      I have NEVER been a runner

      • AngelaLilly

        Me either. I tried jogging ONCE and hated it and power walking a few times but just felt silly swinging my arms like that. LOL I prefer to just walk at a fast pace, eco-walk, or hike for my exercise.

  • Tiffany C

    How is your goal coming along? 10000 steps is a lot but I can walk 3 hours at the mall. I need something to track my walking. Summer is almost over so I’m trying to fit in morning walks w/kiddos and my mom, keeps us all healthy and a little sweat doesn’t hurt!

    • Robyn Wright

      Just finished the 10,000 step challenge and did pretty good I think. I’m going to try doing the mall maybe once a week for walking and find some others to join me!

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