It’s common to experience sore muscles after walking for fitness, but most minor muscle pain and stiffness can be overcome by rest and at-home remedies. Soreness often comes after increasing your activity level, but one long or intense walk can be enough to trigger sore muscles. While soreness may be a sign that you’re walking… Continue reading How to overcome muscle pain and soreness from walking
Walking laps on a track or walking path can help you walk faster and burn more calories, while being easier on your knees and other joints. The rubberized surface of most walking tracks is softer and easier on your joints than concrete or asphalt, too!
To get the most out of your fitness walks, you’ll need to strike the right balance between challenging yourself to walk more and preventing injury and burnout.
Exercise can be difficult when dealing with joint pain, but you can maintain a walking routine that keeps your joints mobile.
Hitting your step goal is important, but it’s just as important to know when you’ve walked too much and it’s time to cut your walk short. Staying injury free and motivated is key for walking for exercise.
Sprained ankles are very common, but healing an injury to your ankle ligaments requires rest and proper treatment. Take the time to properly rehabilitate your ankle. You may be at increased risk of re-injury to your ankle for a year or more.
Walking is already a lower-impact exercise, but you can decrease the impact even further for low-impact cardio that’s easy on sore knees and sore joints. You can still get your steps, lose weight and tighten your waistline with less joint pain and fewer aches!
It is possible to walk too many steps or miles in a day, which can lead to physical and mental symptoms of overtraining and burnout. Your body will tell you you’re walking too much with these common signs.
IT band (iliotibial band) pain is pain in the outside of your knee, which is a common injury among walkers and runners. Fortunately, most IT band pain can be treated without surgery or physical therapy.
Lower back pain while walking is common in fitness walkers, but it’s usually very treatable! Here are common causes of lower back pain, treatments and back exercises to prevent future pain.