Does walking help you gain muscle?
Whether you're a frequent gym-goer with muscle-building on your mind or a fitness-tracker addict with your sights set firmly on that daily 10,000 steps.
After all, it's our most common type of exercise, and for others who have difficulty lifting weights or engaging in intensive cardio, it's the only option.
According to Brett Starkowitz, master trainer and head of education at Ten Health & Fitness, "walking is primarily seen as a kind of low-intensity cardiovascular exercise.
What muscles do you use while you walk?Walking mostly works your lower body, primarily stimulating your quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes, calves, and hip adductors
as well as your spine and abdominal muscles, all of which help to stabilise your trunk as you walk forward.
Is it possible to lose weight while walking?
Yes. "Cardiovascular exercise combined with a healthy diet is a winning combination for fat loss," says the author.