Home > Fitness > Sport > Walking Walking All sections in Fitness » Exercise » Get Fit » In the gym » Leisure » Lifestages » Sport » Sports injuries » Running » Walking » Cricket » Soccer » Cycling » Sports nutrition Getting started with walking Walking is one of the most rewarding forms of exercise. It’s healthy, accessible and cheaper than most other forms of physical activity. Here's how to get the most out of it. take a Flexibility test » Receive Health tips » Join Health24 on Facebook » Ask Fitness Expert » 44 killer body-weight exercises for women The altitude runner Take a hike You’re tired of the pavements, the car fumes and seeing that same old corner house in need of a paint… right? It’s time to take a hike. “Me? A hike?" A new take on walking “Walking is for those who aren’t skilled enough to play sport’. Really – if you believe this, you are misinformed. Mountain escapes White knuckles and adrenaline – or a fantastic mountain escape that works both body and mind? Set yourself free on one of these fine rock climbing routes. Walk away from stress Walking is a great stress reliever, especially because it means getting out into the open air. A walk a day keeps strokes away Here's a stroke of genius: Women who take a walk every day are less likely to have a stroke. “ Latest comment on Health24 Moses Taylor says... As I always say, I'm not sure we can take the dietary advice offered by self-confessed gluttons and chubbies as gospel. And the reason sportsmen and women carbo load is because... Noakes' 'real food' may not be kid friendly ” Taking a hike? Strong legs can carry you to new worlds. We introduce six routes - from a relaxed ramble to tough treks - you can do with friends or family. Mountains of Hope Two women athletes are strapping their babies to their backs and setting off on a unique trek of the Cape Peninsula in aid of abandoned kids. And they want you to come too. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Is your baby dehydrated? How to tell. Taking charge of your health Man, take care of your health! Live healthier Too Tired? » 20 signs of burnout Staying active reduces stress 10 ways to have a healthier work day Why you're exhausted Lost your mojo? Here are 5 surprising energy drainers, plus the easy fixes that will help put the pep back in your step! Kick the habit » Cancer doesn't make smokers to quit Non-smokers don't use e-cigs Hookah contains benzene How South Africans quit smoking We asked ex-smokers to share their secrets to successfully quitting smoking. Find out how they managed to kick the habit.