Description: Walking is one of the easiest forms of exercise to engage in. When done at a high intensity for prolonged period of time, walking can be an excellent activity for achieving weight loss.
Pros: Walking is a low impact activity making the risk of injury minimal. It can be done almost anywhere and requires no equipment but a good pair of shoes.
Cons: It is a good cardiovascular exercise but does not build up any strength. If not done at a high intensity for a prolonged period of time, walking may not produce a training effect.
Cost: The price of a good pair of walking shoes.
Point of Contact
If you are unable to contact the Health Promotion Manager on your Regional Work-Life Staff, or need additional assistance beyond the information provided here, please contact the Headquarters Health Promotions Program Manager, Tim Merrell at (202) 475-5146, fax (202) 475-5907, or email at Timothy.M.Merrell@uscg.mil.