What are the advantages of sport walking?
One of the main advantages of sport walking is that it can be done almost anywhere, any time, and doesn't require a lot of expensive equipment: just get yourself some suitable shoes and you're away!
In terms of your body and health, fitness walking is a valuable physical activity as it works out many different muscles in your body. It has all the advantages of other sports such as running or cycling: preventing diabetes and heart disease, burning calories etc.
Walking has fewer drawbacks and more advantages than other sports too, as it is low-impact and accessible to everyone: effectively it's one of sports that is easiest on the body and your joints in particular, and your risk of injury is lowered.
With almost 300 calories burnt during an hour's walk at an average speed of 6.5kmph (4mph), walking allows you to stay in shape, and if you want to burn even more calories, you just have to speed up: 380 calories/hour when you go over 8kmph (5mph)*! In order to give you an idea of what this represents, it is the equivalent of the number of calories burnt when you run at the same speed or participate in a one-hour fast dance or aerobics lesson at the gym!
All you need to do now is make yourself a training schedule!