Walking is an excellent form of exercise. Walking 2000 steps is equal to a mile and will burn approximately 100 calories. Walking a mile a day can help you lose a pound a month or 10lbs a year. Double that and walk an extra 4000 steps a day and lose 2 pounds a month or almost 20lbs in a year. Many feel they need special exercise equipment or gym memberships to start exercising. Walking is just as good as any other type of aerobic exercise and is low impact so you are less likely to get hurt. Make time to go walking everyday. Put it on your schedule. Go early in the morning or during your lunch break. I hear excuses all the time including: its too cold, its too hot, my neighborhood is not conductive for walking, or I have nowhere to go. Stop with the excuses. Weather should not be a factor. You can always go walking at a mall or large store (such as target) – just leave your wallet at home! Walking not only will help you lose weight but also helps lower blood pressure, raise HDL (good) cholesterol, and lowers levels of inflammation. No more excuses – go for a walk today! Your health and well-being should be a top priority in your life.