Walking is one of the easiest ways to be physically active. You can do it almost anywhere and at any time. Walking is also inexpensive—all you need is a pair of shoes with sturdy heel support. Walking correctly is very important:
- Walk with your chin up and your shoulders held slightly back
- Walk so that the heel of your foot touches the ground first. Roll your weight forward.
- Walk with your toes pointed forward.
- Swing your arms as you walk.
Experts recommend 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity on most, if not all, days of the week. If you cannot do 30 minutes at a time, try walking for shorter amounts and gradually working up to it. We have set-up many trails throughout the city for you to walk. If you are interested in mapping your own walk, visit MapMyWalk.com to create a route. Enjoy and let us know how you’re doing!