A routine of brisk walking is a gentle, low-impact exercise that can ease you into a higher level of fitness and health. Walking is good for the total body and the best way to keep the entire body finely tuned and trim. Brisk walking balances the major muscles and brings better body alignment, keeps your hip joints flexible and works the lower and side abdominal muscles. Proper motion increases blood flow, builds muscle strength in the pelvis and lower back and improves bone strength. Walking decreases muscle tension a major contributing factor to back pain and provides relief from static body positioning. Motion keeps us young and adds years to our lives. Movement is the most vital ingredient to spine health.