Successful Walking For Better Health

Walking Consistency Rather Than Intensity


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Walking Daily


It is recommend that we walk 20 to 60 minutes most days of the week. Aim to burn at least 500 calories through walking each week to bolster your health and make noticeable improvements in stamina. (You burn about 100 calories a mile.) If your goal is weight loss, walk enough to burn 1,500 calories a week; for most of us that’s an accumulated mileage of about 15 to 20 miles a week.


 What To Do Before You Walk


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Great Tips for When & Where to Walk!

Walk once in the morning, once at lunchtime and once after dinner, for a total of three 10 to 20 minute walks.

Walk to the corner store or a friend’s house or the neighbor down the street and back for a total of two 20 to 30 minute walks.


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Look at the beauty when you walk!

Window-shop at the mall or your neighborhood shopping district, or do your errands on foot to accumulate an hour or more of walking time.

Walk to church, to get the mail, out for a beer.

DON’T TAKE THE ELEVATOR…when in town and have the choice of an elevator, escalator, or steps….take those steps!


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Your Health!

Walk to work, to the train or to the bus stop. If necessary, get off the train or bus a stop or two early so that you can accumulate two to four 10 to 15 minute walks daily.

Schedule an appointment in your daily planner for a 30 to 60 minute walk on the treadmill or outdoors.  Your time is important too!


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Walk, walk, walk….

When given the option when out shopping, park your vehicle in the FARTHEST parking spot available.  Walk the extra steps!

Walk as much as you can on your property.  Instead of multi-tasking, and combining chores to save time…save your heart and make those extra trips…those trips translate into steps and into heart-saving miles!


Why walk all those extra steps, take that extra time, make that extra conscious choice?  So you can walk like this an extra long time!

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Extra Special Walk!



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