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Are you trying to get started? Need motivation or answers to your questions? Training for a marathon and want to discuss your routine? Come on by our message board anytime to connect with other walkers. Message Board

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


FREQUENT QUESTION
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.


MARATHON WALKING

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.


"The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it."

- Arnold H. Glasgow

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When walking on a cambered road avoid stress on joints by walking out and back on the same side of the road.



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