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BEGINNING A FITNESS WALKING PROGRAM
You know you want to begin a fitness program, but don't know where to start. It's easy! Walking is one of the easiest, most enjoyable, and most profitable forms of exercise. All you need is a good pair of shoes, comfortable clothing, and desire. How to start
10,000 STEPS A DAY
Do you need a little motivation to get out the door? Try wearing a pedometer and gradually increasing your daily steps. Read more
How many calories do I need to burn to lose one pound?
One pound is equal to 3500 calores. Read more on this and other frequently asked questions.
A MARATHON STORY
Contributed by Keith, Israel
I had open-heart (triple bypass) surgery some years back, and felt that I needed to lose some weight. Exercise seemed easier that dieting (I have enough problems watching my cholesterol, salt, sugar, etc.), so we started walking - half an hour every day.
I got the marathon "bug" after reading stories from other marathoners on these e-mail groups, and decided that this would be a target for my 55th birthday. Sunday, March 4 was the big day, and here is our story.
So you want to walk a marathon! In a recent poll 70% of walkers surveryed stated a desire to train for and participate in a marathon or distance walking event. 18% of those polled have previously walked in a marathon, and most of those would like to do it again some day. Visit our Marathon Walking Site for information on marathons, marathon training, etc.
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