Walking is a wonderful method of exercise.  Out of all the possible movements humans can perform for mobility, we are best at walking.  It has different purposes and offers many benefits.  Compared to other activities, walking is easy on your body and can fit into your busy schedule.  

Benefits of walking
Lowers the risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.
Lowers your risk of cancer, including breast cancer.
Improves circulation and blood flow to the entire body.
Releases stress reducing hormones,  burn calories and prevent constipation.
Releases hormones that can control blood sugar levels for up to 24 hours. This helps to reduce your risk of diabetes while keeping your energy levels stable throughout the day.
Keeps your mind sharp and reduces your risk of Alzheimer’s, dementia and manage arthritis and osteoporosis.
Boosts your immune system, improves sleep and reduces pain levels.
Helps maintain your eyesight and avoid cataracts through improved circulation.
Reduces the risks of periodontal problems.
Walking in fasted state helps body to utilize fat as an energy source.
Keeps the spine healthy as walking is vital to nutrient exchange in the spinal discs.
Typical guidelines suggest walking for 30 minutes per day, five or more times per week.  As part of a regular exercise plan, walking in the morning can be an excellent method to help energize your day by starting out on the right path mentally and emotionally.  If performed prior to breakfast, walking also has the additional benefit of helping to regulate your appetite.  When performing low intensity exercise in a fasted state, your fat burning capability increases while your hormone levels stabilize.  Walking after dinner has a similar effect on hormone levels (particularly with stabilizing insulin levels).