The Key to Turning Your Daily Walk into a Legit Workout

There are lots of walks in life: the catwalk, the moonwalk, the walk of shame… But for most of us, walking is mostly just a great way to get around. It’s also one of the easiest forms of exercise, since it requires no equipment (or real skill).

That said, walking from the bedroom to the living room isn’t going to count toward your cardio goals. So when does walking really become exercise?

The actual body movement that occurs when you’re walking is like a pendulum — your body swings along, step by step, as you propel yourself over a stiff leg that acts like a pole vault. It involves putting one foot in front of the other and shifting your weight from side to side with each step to pivot over the fulcrum of your leg.