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What clothes and shoes do I need to start a walking program?

Prior to starting any form of exercise, be sure to set a goal. If your goal is as simple as “I am going to start walking to get active and be healthy” then that is a wonderful goal! If we do not set ourselves up for success then we will fail.

Some tips and clothing suggestions:

  • Start and walking log and walking calendar. These will allow you to log you steps/miles and track/monitor your progress
  • Have comfortable walking shoes. You need something with support that will help prevent injury
  • Breathable clothing. Dri-fit type attire is great. Try to avoid cotton materials as they will feel heavy.
  • Stretch before and after
  • Stay hydrated by drinking water throughout the day
  • Eat well balanced meals to keep energy levels up

HAVE FUN!!

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