From stronger bones to a trimmer physique, there are countless reasons to start walking.

Whether you're new to walking or have been logging steps for a while now, being aware of all the health benefits that come from walking outdoors can help keep you motivated—even more so than external motivators, like losing weight.

Not familiar with the benefits? You're going to be racing for the front door by the time you've scrolled through our list and learned all the amazing things a walk outside can do for your body.