Walk Fit

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What benefit does race walking provide?

Walk Fit

Race walking is not just walking really fast. Race walking gets a person's heart rate moving faster than walking normally, and thus provides a better workout.

Race walking is also less stressful on the legs than running. Running can place a lot of stress on the joints in the leg and on the feet. Race walking has much less impact on those areas and can cause fewer injuries as a result.



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