The American Heart Association says that you should take around 10,000 steps a day to maintain heart health. Even if you don’t think you can take that many steps, daily walks can help increase your activity levels, and can come along with a slew of health benefits.
To begin, walking improves circulation in your legs and throughout your body. This can be particularly beneficial to people who sit behind a desk for most of the day. Walking can also be done at your own pace, making it a great exercise for people of all shapes, weights, and sizes. Lastly, walking is cardio and will get your heart pumping, use stored energy, and help you burn fat.