As Dr. Weil says, “Walking is one of the best exercises you can do and offers the great advantage of requiring no skill or practice. Everyone knows how to do it, and the only equipment you need is a good pair of shoes.”
Having trouble getting started?
Consider pairing up with a walking partner to help you stay motivated. Not only will you both benefit from the social interaction, but you’ll be more likely to commit to an ongoing program. After all, if you want to develop better lifestyle habits, it helps to spend more time in the company of those who practice them. If you want to walk more, spend more time with people who walk.
As you develop your walking program, set your own pace. Taking 10,000 steps a day is a great goal for improving your overall physical, emotional and mental fitness. But the journey, as they say, begins with a single step. There’s no better time than now to begin!