Walking Tips: Do’s and Don’ts

4 Apr

Set a goal, make a time commitment and keep track of your progress!

Do…See a doctor.  Talk to your doctor before beginning an exercise program and get a full physical. Let the doctor choose an exercise program that is right for you.

Do…Drink water. Extremely important on hot and humid days, drink before, during and after your walk.

Do…Eat well.  Eating a healthy and balanced diet will help you get the maximum benefits from walking.

Do…Choose a smooth level surface. This will result in less fatigue and fewer injuries.

Don’t…Walk right after or before meals. Walking 2 hours after a meal and waiting 20 minutes after your walk to eat should be sufficient.

Don’t…Walk on ice or walk during a lightning storm.  Try walking inside the mall on days with bad weather.

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