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Walking strategies

Before you start walking for exercise, be sure to stretch your legs and upper body in addition to your feet. Then hit the road ? starting out slowly if it?s the first time you?ve exercised in a while. Aim for 20 minutes three times a week, walking at a comfortable pace. If that?s too strenuous, try walking for 10 to 15 minutes. Gradually, pick up the pace so that after five to 10 minutes…

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