Take a Walk

Enjoy simple exercise with good weather and a pair of shoes

BY PHILL FELTHAM

Don’t like treadmills? That’s fine. Take a walk. Put on your shoes and put one foot in front of the other for half an hour. If you’re used to driving to work everyday, leave the wheels at home. Walk slowly to start. When you’ve built up your routine, go harder and break a sweat. Don’t forget the shower or the pit stick to avoid that skunky smell. Endurance increases as you pick up your pace.

For intermediate walkers, make the walk longer. Take some detours after work and explore unknown streets. See if you can manage 45 to 60 minutes, three times a week. Try walking every day if you have the energy.

For spice, bring some music, a friend, or your partner. Time flies by and 600 calories disappear per hour.

Originally featured in Maximum Fitness #8, Fall 2007

The information in this article is presented for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice or attention of any healthcare professional. Consult your physician before beginning or making changes to your diet, nutritional, supplement, or exercise program.

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