Before setting out on designing an exercise and/or walking program, you should always know exactly what you want to accomplish. Some people have a primary goal of losing weight, while others want to gain muscle or improve their heart health. After you determine your goals, be sure to ask yourself if how often and how intensely you plan to exercise will meet your goals.

My favorite exercise for people who are just starting to improve their fitness is power walking. This is my number one choice because most people can do it anywhere, anytime, and the risk of injury is low.

Take a Walk
Find out what walking can do for you. Improve your technique with a printable chart, and learn how to safely increase your pace and the duration of your walks.

Your Walking Calendar
Keep track of your monthly progress! Print out a walking calendar so you can measure how you are improving. You will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the calendar. Download it here.
As a reminder, always consult your doctor for medical advice and treatment before starting any program.


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