Walking is an integral part of our lives and an important key to good health. Walking strengthens bones and muscles, and can add years and quality to our lives. If you start a program of walking it's best to start a slower pace - 10 to 15 minutes is sufficient five times a week the first week. After the first week, increase your stamina by adding a few more minutes until you reach 30 minutes.

The faster you walk, the more calories you burn and the more weight you will lose! An plus with day-time walking is that they get a daily-dose of natural vitamin-D (which comes from the sun); which can normalize blood pressure and ward off type 2 diabetes.

So reach into your closet and pull out those comfortable shoes, grab a bottle of water and get going! 

Additional Tip: After a long walk, finish off your day with a relaxing massage.