Walking For the Health of It Tips – No. 2

Walking for the Health of it Tips No. 2

Walking is one of the best exercises of all for health and fitness.  Plus, you don’t have t spend a dime, and yet you gain so much.  Check out these tips below in addition on our  Walking for the Health of it Tips No. 1.

  • Exercise at least 5 days a week for 30 minutes. (You can do 10 or 15 minutes at a time).
  • Warm up first by stretching and walking slowly for 5 minutes.
  • Check your pulse at the wrist once in a while (periodically).
  • Choose a specific time of day (or times of day) that works for you, and stick with it.
  • Get a Walking Buddy, or start or join a Walking Group.
  • Choose a regular place where you can walk.
  • Use walking shoes with flexible soles that cushion the feet and absorb shock for the rest of the body.
  • Wear the right kind of walking clothes for the season:
    • Winter Clothes
      – Use layers of clothing to keep out the cold and wind
      – Cotton, fleece-lined clothes are good
      – Cotton, wool or breathable nylon are also comfortable
      – Wear warm socks, a sweatshirt with a hood or hat and gloves and a turtle neck to keep all areas of your body covered
    • Summer Clothes
      – Wear cotton or other materials that will allow sweat to evaporate     Image preview
  • Drink plenty of water when the weather’s hot.
  • Cool down at the end by:
    Walking slowly for 5 minutes

Be sure to also check out our: Walking For the Health of it Tips – No. 1

Special Tip: Walking is also good for the prevention and control of:

Our Special Big 4 Targets:      DiabetesObesity   HypertensionHeart Disease 

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