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Let’s Go For a Walk

Now that spring time is among us (thank God) it seems everyone is talking about “going out for a walk.” But there’s more to it than just walking. First off, everyone should know their limitations. When your friend says, “let’s go out for a walk”, you should consider if you are not a walker and she is.  What may not be beneficial for you may not be beneficial to her and vice versa.  You should first use clothing that is windproof and comfortable and realize while you are walking your body temperature will heat up. Too much clothing will make you uncomfortable with abnormal perspiration. Stretching beforehand, specifically stretching your calves and your hamstrings will get circulation to lower extremities.

Utilizing loose clothing, especially upper extremities allows your arms to swing back and forth, which can generate more cardiovascular exercise.

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