There's no easier way to feel better, get in shape, slim down and enjoy the outdoors than walking. And no need to pay gym fees, buy fancy equipment or schlep across town. Here's what you need to know to get started.
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The average number of steps Americans take each day
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Michael Roizen, MD
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Why should I walk 10,000 steps a day?
Experts don't quite know why walking 10,000 steps a day (about 5 miles) works, but they do know that 10,000 seems to be the minimum . . .
- Q How do I find pedestrian-friendly routes for walking?
- Q Why isn’t walking helping me lose weight?
- Q Are sports drinks good for hydration when walking?
- Q What is a good speed when walking for fitness?
- Q How can I make my walks more effective?
- Q How can I set walking goals?
- Q How can I make walking part of my life?
- Q What can I use when walking if I don’t have a pedometer?
- Q What foods should I avoid when starting a walking program?
- Q What are fun games to play during a nature walk with children?