Walking is a great choice of exercise, especially if you'd like to lose weight. You can perform it outside when the weather is nice, making for a very pleasant workout, or on a treadmill during inclement weather and have the advantage of being able to control the grade to gradually make your workout more challenging. You can use a pedometer to monitor your progress as they have become very sophisticated in recent years.

Guidelines for Starting a Walking Program:
  • Walk a minimum of five times a week.
  • Select the duration of your walking sessions based on the number of minutes that you can continuously walk (between 10 and 30 minutes).
  • Walk at an intensity whereby you can speak but your breathing is noticeably elevated.
  • Try to increase your walking time by at least two minutes each week.