Getting up and out the door might be a little difficult in this type of weather – but that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth it.

Wednesday is National Walking Day, and the American Heart Association wants you to lace up those shoes and hit the pavement, treadmill or track.

Angie Villamaria, the director of associate wellness at Centura Health, joined us on 9NEWS Mornings to tell us more about the health benefits of walking.

Watch her interview in the video above!