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Table of Contents
Getting Started. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Staying Motivated . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Stretching and Conditioning. . . . . . . 10
Tracking Your Steps. . . . . . . . . . . 18
Mall Walking Information. . . . . . . . 28
Getting Started
Why Should I Walk for Better Health?
People of all ages, races, genders and fitness levels should be
physically active most days of the week*. Walking is a great,
low impact way to be more active every day. Whether you are
already exercising or just getting started, fitting more walking
into your daily routine will pay off with huge health benefits.
Benefits of Walking
• Helps to manage your weight
• Lowers your blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar
• Makes you feel good
• Raises your energy level
• Tones your muscles
• Helps you sleep and relax
• Helps to control your appetite
* For most people, beginning a light, low intensity workout program is safe.
However, if you are new to exercising, have been inactive for an extended
period of time, have any medical issues or are looking to start an intense
exercise program, you should speak to your doctor first.