How can I stick to a walking routine?

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One of the best ways to stick to any type of routine is to have a plan and some sort of accountability.  This can come in the form of an accountability partner, someone who goes with you, or even scheduling your walks on your calendar like a non-negotiable meeting.  You can also try using a fitness tracker or app to challenge yourself to get more steps in the day.  A good goal is about 10,000 steps per day for most people.  Most apps or trackers have the ability to add friends, or accountability partners, and even have challenges within the program to help you stay on track! 
One of the best ways to stick to a walking routine is to measure and track your progress. A pedometer is a great tool for that. A good goal is 10,000 steps (about 5 miles) a day. That may seem like a lot, but most people already get 2,000 to 4,000 steps in a regular day. So adding 6,000 steps is doable for most people -- about like adding a daily 3-mile walk or run. So get a pedometer and try it for yourself. You can find pedometers at most local sporting goods stores, or you can search online.

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