Top Walking Magazines

Comedian George Carlin used to poke fun during his comedy act, "Walking Magazine? What's next, Breathing Magazine?" But Walking Magazine ceased publication in 2001, and Walking About Magazine ceased publication in 2014. Others have gone from being print publications to being only available online. What other magazines can walkers turn to for advice on walking, fitness and health? Here are my recommendations for magazines for walkers.


Prevention. Prevention - Rodale

For walkers interested in weight management and general fitness, Prevention gives a full package of health related information. Each monthly issue has a walking section, with good advice. A subscription may even come with a pedometer and "Walk Yourself Slim" booklet. It is geared towards upscale Boomer-generation women. Prevention has a holistic-health focus. I am a skeptic when it comes to alternative medicine, but I find the magazine to be readable and enjoyable even for a skeptic.

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Runner's World

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For the fitness walker, racewalker, and those who want to know more about shoes and gear, Runner's World is an excellent magazine. Put away your prejudice - this magazine translates just fine for the fitness walker as well as the runner. Runner's World has lists of the technical shoe stores where they can fit your foot right, too. Simply substitute the word walk for run and walker for runner and you will be very happy with this magazine.

The American Wanderer

The American Wanderer
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This bimonthly magazine serves volkssport walkers in the USA with full listings of walking clubs and upcoming walks. It also has health and fitness articles and articles on special walking awards and programs. Don't fear the name - volkssport walking is walking at your own pace on great walking routes, and everybody is welcome. It is included with a membership in AVA.

Walk! Magazine

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This former print magazine is now an online blog and podcast. This magazine was published from 2005-2008 but as of 2009 has moved to being an online and email newsletter. It covers racewalking and fitness walking. But for those of us who really want to take it with us walking, it has a podcast so you can listen while you walk and catch up on great walking information.

Walk Magazine of the Ramblers

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This quarterly magazine from the United Kingdom is available to read online, as a .pdf or to listen to via online audio. Those options require registering online as a member, which appears to be free. They cover competitions, gear and book reviews, buying guides, walking travel, interviews and more.

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