9. Wear Supportive Shoes
You will be more likely to keep up with an exercise regimen if you dress correctly. This includes your feet. Support your arches, ankles, and knees with a sturdy pair of well-fitting walking shoes. When purchasing new shoes, always try them on. This is because different brands can vary in sizing. Be sure to check out the flex point of a new shoe. This is the place at which it bends. Make sure the flex point of the shoe matches the flex point of your foot.
8. Stay Committed
While an occasional walk has its benefits, you will achieve your long-term goals by staying committed to a regular exercise program. It may be easier to stay committed if you make walking a regular part of your daily routine and then stick to that routine. When it becomes a habit, it is easier to keep it up. Ask a friend to be your partner and check in with each other each week on whether you have met your goals. This can provide both an incentive and a source of encouragement.
7. Combine Walking with a Healthy Diet
Moving your body and exercising your muscles gets your heart pumping, strengthens your muscles, and burns fat. However, it won’t do you much good if you continue to consume more calories than you burn off. Combine your walking program with a healthy diet to strengthen your muscles and burn off even more calories. Consume lean proteins to continue to build muscle mass. Eat nutrient-rich vegetables and fruits to provide your body with the vitamins and minerals they need. Consume plenty of fiber to keep your tummy feeling satisfied and maintain proper digestion.