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Walking is one of the best and simplest forms of exercise. All you need is a comfortable pair of shoes and you’re off, anytime, anywhere. No fancy equipment, special facilities, or payment required. Set yourself up for strolling success — with no shin splints, blisters, or aching arches — by choosing the right pair for the job.
Designate. Your walking (or running) shoes should be just that. Don’t mow the lawn in them or wear them to work. They’ll last longer and support your feet better if they’re dedicated to exercise time.
Get fitted. Find a knowledgeable salesperson who will measure your foot and watch you walk or run to assess your gait. This way, you’ll find the best brand and model for how you move.
Replace. After about 350–500 miles, most shoes are shot. If your soles are worn, and you don’t feel the support you once had, it’s time to retire them.
Could you use a new pair of athletic shoes?
Busy day? When you can’t schedule a dedicated workout session, don’t fret. Break up your exercise into 3 or more 10-minute sessions by blending it into what you already do.
Look for opportunities to work in a workout:
Arrive earlier. Get to your destination 10 minutes ahead of time and park far away. You’ll have time for a walk before you make your entrance — and time to take the stairs instead of the elevator.
Use your workstation. No matter what your workspace — a closed cubicle, an open room, or reception desk — you can build in physical activities. Move around while on the phone. Hold a walking meeting. Hand-deliver messages instead of shooting off an email. March in place or stretch at the photocopier. Any movement is better than no movement.
Pack a ready bag. Carry a gym bag with exercise clothes and shoes, light jacket for walking outside, and water bottle. Keep athletic shoes and socks with you so you’re ready for a 10-minute walk on the fly. Better yet, wear them to your destination so you can sneak in a walk before you change into work or dress shoes.
How can you fit in a 10-minute workout today?
Here are a few wallet-pleasing ideas for giving yourself some TLC:
- Meditate using a free mindfulness app.
- Curl up with a good book for the health of it.
- Head outside to feel kinder, happier, and more creative.
- Download your favorite playlist and cut a rug. Dancing isn’t just fun — it also offers health benefits.
- Maintain a gratitude journal, no matter what life throws at you.
- Eat breakfast. While it may not be the most important after all, a nutritious first meal helps you power up after a long fast. Be sure to honor your hunger or fullness signals, and make healthy food choices all day.
Splurging on self-care in even modest ways can have a powerful impact on your mind, body, and spirit.
Hitting the gym consistently is a fantastic path to fitness, but not the only route. Shake it up with one of these out-of-the-blue sweat sessions that’ll keep your routine fresh, while still delivering great results:
Head to the track. Running is a great way to burn calories, but a change of scenery is always refreshing. Find a local school track and try interval training or beating your personal best time. You’ll almost hear the crowds cheering in the stands.
Take a walking tour. Lace up and be your own guide as you see your town through a fresh pair of eyes. Monuments and magnificent architecture take on a marvelous gloss from ground level. Check out your local visitor center for information.
Turn chores into a workout. The dual accomplishment of a clean house and a completed workout is the ultimate win-win. Throw on your shoes, crank up the music, and focus on chores that really get you moving, such as scrubbing the tub or vacuuming. Try some push-ups or squats every time a new song starts to play.