A lot of people are interested in improving their fitness by adopting a walking program, but sometimes don’t know how to start. For many of us, it can be really scary and a bit intense to think about moving more and making changes to improve our health and fitness. But, where do you start? How long do you walk? How fast? How often? There can be a lot to think about, which can be quite intimidating.
Everyone Starts Somewhere
First, talk with your PT about starting this program!
Research shows total steps are what matters most, not speed. What’s the recommended amount of steps? 8,000 steps per day! More movement equals better health. If you are active, stay active. If you need to get more active, here are some tips:
- Start slow! Gradually increase your activity weekly
- Walk with a partner or in a group
- Go at your own pace
- Wear good shoes
Check out this video for tips for choosing the best shoe featuring Dr. Nicholas Romansky, DPM from Healthmark Foot & Ankle Associates. Running shoes are for walking as well. Running shoes are designed to help manage the stress of running, making them perfect for walking.
In Good Health