Why Walking?

It's the most popular participation sport in the world. It doesn't take any special skills, advanced condition, special equipment or clothing. All you need is a good pair of walking shoes, comfortable clothes and a pedometer. So, why wait? Join the movement.

- Burns almost as many calories as jogging
- Eases back pain
- Slims your waist
- Reduces heart attack risk
- Slows down osteoporosis bone loss
- And more

Walking Do's and Dont's

  • See a doctor. Talk to your doctor before beginning an exercise program and get a physical.
  • Drink water. Drink before, during and after walking, especially on hot and humid days.
  • Eat well. Avoid junk food and all products with high fat and cholesterol. Eat three moderately sized meals a day.
  • Choose a smooth, level walking surface. Less fatigue, fewer injuries. Better all around.
  • Continue walking if you have chest pains, are overly tired, dizzy, feel pain or experience shortness of breath. See a doctor.
  • Walk right after or before meals. Wait two hours after eating to start walking and don't eat for at least 2 minutes after walking.
  • Walk outdoors if it is extremely hot, cold or humid. Try walking inside on a track or in a mall.
  • Walk on ice or during a lightning storm. Head for cover (but not under a tree).

Want to feel better? Want to have more energy? Want to enjoy life more every day? Make it a habit.

With the 10,000 Steps a Day program, you can start walking your way to improved health and endurance one step at a time. Your Sportline pedometer can help you keep track of your progress and motivate you to achieve your goal.

It's normal for your step totals to vary from day to day, so it's recommended to add up your weekly, not daily, totals.



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