Did you know walking is one of the easiest ways to improve your heart health? When you walk regularly, your heart becomes stronger, your blood moves through your body better, and your lungs can take in more oxygen. Exercise can also help you lose weight and lower your blood pressure.
Check with your doctor first if you have heart problems or you haven’t exercised recently, and start slow if you need to—every little bit helps! Try to get up to 30 minutes a day, five times a week. Ask friends to walk with you, or use a phone app to track your progress. Keep reading for more tips on how to start your walking routine.