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I weigh too much to walk.
A moderate five or eight minute walk won't hurt anyone, promises Mark
Fenton. And if you're very heavy, your progress will be much quicker
than that of a thin person's. Again, start with shorter durations
and build slowly. You can measure exactly how many calories you're
burning with this personalized
I don't even know where to start.
Perhaps starting alone is your problem. Try walking with a
friend, relative, spouse, or neighbor.
It's too hot/cold/rainy/icy/snowy out.
Andrea Dunn of the Cooper Institute for Aerobics Research
in Dallas, Texas offers this ingenious starting point
If humans have survived Ice Ages, it won't kill you to walk in the
rain. Great rain gear is available; take advantage of it.
In our age of climate control and central air, we've been conditioned
to expect our environment to remain comfortable at all times. But,
come on, how adventurous is that?
If you live in an area that experiences extreme heat or cold, simply
acclimate your walking routine to each season. In hot or humid areas,
start your stroll early, or walk at dusk. In cold areas, walk during
the middle of the dayon your lunch break, or in the afternoon.
My dog ate my walking shoes.
Well, we suppose it could happen. Hopefully you'll treat your pooch
to something a little tastier like, say, a milk bone. And the next
time you're out walking, invite him or her along for the stroll...
real reason people don't walk is
the one most rarely uttered. Plain and simple: "Because I don't want
to." The trick is to find a way to incorporate walking into your daily
life so seamlessly that it becomes like eating and showering and sleeping.
Walking serves many great purposes that we too often forget. But think
of walking as a basic human need, a form of transportation, a beneficial
way to exercise and improve your health and fitness, and a fun and
refreshing way to relax.
Open our printable walking diary and use it to record your progress.