Home > Fitness > Sport > Walking Walking All sections in Fitness » Exercise » Get Moving » In the gym » Leisure » Lifestages » Sport » Sports injuries » Running » Rugby » 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. 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 Advertorial Understanding thrombosis The power of smell and touch Fifty and fabulous! There’s something newly cool about turning 50 Advertorial: Understanding the dangers of blood clots Live healthier Up for grabs! » To vape or not to vape? Twisp's new range of e-cigs Discover your Twisp Win one of the 3 new devices from Twisp! Now you can stand a chance of winning one of the 3 new devices, as well as flavours and accessories worth R2000 each! Love your heart » SA dying of heart disease Natural trans fats good for heart Heart probs and sex life How old is your heart? Take this test What's your heart age? Use the calculator to see the real age of your heart. Post your results in the comments!