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walking tips

  • Warm Up before you walk. Start slowly, do a few stretches first. Don’t walk immediately after a big meal.
  • Use the right posture. Walk at a steady pace, swing your arms freely and stand as straight as you can.
  • Be weather proof to enjoy your walks. Wear suitable warm, light clothing in the winter and cool, comfortable clothes in the summer. Don’t forget your sunscreen and hat.
  • Stay hydrated. Drink water before and after your walk. Take water with you on your walk, especially in warm weather.
  • Cool down – make sure you cool down after a long fast walk. Do a few stretching exercises.
  • Precaution is better than cure – Before starting a walking program, check with your doctor if you have a chronic medical condition or if you have had a recent injury.
  • Invest in good shoes. Since these are the only expense and equipment you'll need, pay attention to the fit and quality of your shoes.
  • Pay attention to your heart rate and breathing. Walk at a pace that challenges you and elevates your heart rate, but don't overdo.
  • Consider getting a pedometer to track the distance you've walked or the number of steps you've taken. Watching your improvement over time is a terrific source of motivation.
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