Walking is simple, yet powerful.  It can help you stay trim, improve cholesterol levels, strengthen bones, keep blood pressure in check, lift your mood, and lower your risk for a number of diseases (diabetes and heart disease, for example).  A number of studies have shown that walking and other physical activities can even improve memory and resist age-related memory loss.

All you need is a well-fitting and supportive pair of shoes.  Start with walking for about 10 to 15 minutes at a time.  Over time, you can start to walk farther and faster, until you’re walking for 30 to 60 minutes on most days of the week.  If you have any questions what kind of exercise is best for you or before starting a new program please consult with your doctor.