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 » Why you need strength to run Haile Gebrselassie says the right shoes can make you run faster 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 Lillian Johnson says... While these balloon like things might be effective, but there are much easier and much more affordable solutions as well which you can use if you really want to lose weight. When... FDA approves stomach-filling balloon for weight loss ” 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 Keeping your skin soft, moisturised and winter-ready The health benefits of donating blood Hydration is vital all year round Momentum Health: an industry leader in healthcare Live healthier Up for grabs » Raw pet food a risky choice New finding on pet food scare Why do wet dogs stink? Win food for your pet Stand a chance of winning a lazy bed and new Hill’s Ideal Balance dog food! Cure your cough » Diagnosing a chronic cough The most abused over-the-counter drug in SA Five of the weirdest things to cause a cough Why are you coughing? A cough can be a symptom of a wide variety of different health conditions, ranging from a foreign body to infective diseases and even cancer.