You can use to reduce weight gain over the long term. Even slow walking burns around 114 calories per mile for someone weighing 14 stone (200lb or 91kg).
An additional 15 minutes a day of brisk walking can have significant health benefits, adding up three years to life expectancy.
Regular walking can reduce pain for people with arthritis by 24-32 percent.
Walking can lower blood pressure and increase aerobic capacity by up to 19 percent.