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10,000 steps per day
Aim to walk 10,000 steps per day. Get a pedometer to measure your steps. It's easier than you think.
Believe it. Achieve it
If you're feeling tired or fatigued, change your mind. If you believe you can do it, you can.
Engage your senses
Really look, listen, smell your environment while you're walking. Take it all in.
Find a buddy
Find a walking buddy to keep you motivated.
Listen to music
Bring along a walkman or iPod and listen to music while you walk. Speed up during faster songs.
Focus on your surroundings when you're walking and you may even forget you're exercising.
Make It social
Walk with friends and chat along the way.
Aerobic activities like walking release adrenaline and endorphins into your body that boost your mood and relieve stress, even after you're done.
Pick a goal
Having a goal in mind will help you stick to your walking routine.
Schedule a certain time each day to walk.
Plan to reward yourself when you achieve certain goals.
Sign up for a charity walk or walk-a-thon to give yourself something to work toward.
Don't forget to smile while you walk.
Start a walking group
Starting a walking group can be a great way to motivate you to keep at it. Plus, it's fun!
Walk for relaxation
Walking is a great way to reduce stress, tension and fatigue and release pent-up anxiety.
Walk for your mind
Walking helps give you mental clarity to solve problems and make better decisions.
Walk to Sleep
Walking can help relax your mind and allow you to sleep better. Take a stroll after dinner to help digestion and prepare your body for bed.
Walk to think
Many people use walking as a time to think and work out problems.
Instead of planning your route, just start walking and see where it takes you.