What makes for a successful walking program?


In order to be successful you must set a goal. Walking for enjoyment is great but if walking to keep yourself active then you must do so with an incentive. Maybe your goal will be to walk 10,000 steps everyday. Maybe you want to be able to walk a certain amount of miles in a certain amount of time. Consider signing up for a charity event or race of some sort.

Ways to help make this successful created a walking log and a walking calendar. These two items will help you log your daily walks and chart your walks so you have a set amount to complete.

Dawn Marcus
To make a walking program work for you:
  • Measure your walks in minutes, not miles or steps
  • Vary your walk
  • Vary your walking speed
  • Look for safe routes with hills
  • Keep an area of walking gear ready
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A walking program can help you create an exercise routine to meet your fitness goals. Start by consulting your physician, then decide the number of steps or minutes walking you'll want to achieve. Pedometers can help you track you...

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