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Walking Brochure

Walking is one of the easiest ways to exercise.   You can do it almost anywhere and at any time.   Walking is also inexpensive.   All you need is a pair of comfortable shoes.

Walking will:

  • Give you more energy

  • Make you feel good

  • Help you to relax

  • Reduce stress

  • Help you sleep better

  • Tone your muscles

  • Help control your appetite

  • Increase the number of calories your body uses

For all these reasons, people have started walking programs.   If you would like to start your own program, read and follow the information provided here.

Is It Okay for Me To Walk?




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last updated: 10 February 1998




last update: February 2009



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