Fitness Tip: Walk it away!
One of the best forms of exercise one can do is walk! Maybe there has been an injury, outdoor allergies, asthma, lack of fitness clothes — no matter what your reason for not running, joining a fitness group or even working out in general, you always can walk. There doesn’t have to be a destination, you can do it in one spot by picking your knees up slowly, moderately or even jogging in place. Wearing a pedometer is a good motivation device to challenge yourself or even friends for the most steps. Work to beat your highest number each day. Set steps or distance goals and shoot for them.
Bridget R. Sanders, PTA
The Memorial Hospital Physical Therapy Department
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