Walking for exercise isn’t complicated – you start a walking program by starting to walk! However, if you’re like most people who begin an exercise program, starting is only half the battle. Good intentions usually aren’t enough to keep people going for long. After just six months, nearly half of all those who start exercising have dropped out, and another third will have quit by the end of the first year.
Real long-term success at sticking with an exercise program almost always takes more than simply having good intentions; it takes some knowledge, some preparation, some basic information about exercise, setting goals and, equally importantly, identifying rewards!
Research shows that keeping records of your weekly activity helps you reach your goals and make and maintain changes in your overall level of physical activity. Some people find that just being able to write down that they’ve accomplished their daily walking goal is rewarding all by itself.
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