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Walking Safety Tips Resources

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Walking Safety Tips

If you are new to exercise, here are some important health and safety tips so you can start your walking program off on the right foot. Always check with your doctor before starting an exercise program. He or she may require that you...  Read more

Safety Tips for Nighttime Exercisers

Everyone knows how important it is to maintain a regular fitness routine, but sometimes the day is so jam-packed with other responsibilities that exercising during daylight hours is next to impossible. However, if you like to exercise outdoors, there...  Read more

Avoiding Injury in the Weight Room

Navigating your way around the weight room can sometimes feel like an obstacle course—especially if you are not familiar with the surroundings. You can easily injure yourself if you're not being careful or attentive. In probably the largest...  Read more

Bicycle Safety Tips

Whether you want to cut down on pollution or you want to get in shape, riding a bike is a great way to get around. But your trip could end in tragedy if you don’t ride safely. Just like driving a vehicle on the road, cyclists must observe what&...  Read more

Are You Cheating Yourself by Choosing the Treadmill?

When it comes to running (and walking), you have two types of people: those who adore the outdoors and those who would rather have their try at the treadmill. I've heard countless reasons from each type of runner on exactly why they choose to run...  Read more

Walking sometimes hurts my feet and legs
Updated 8/29/2014 4:53:24 PM

I do not know what it is, but walking sometimes hurts my feet and legs a lot. I do not know what I can do to relieve the pain...  Read more

walk the mall
Updated 8/31/2014 2:09:41 PM

I completed my workout this morning for today and now I am going to the mall for a 2-3 mile walk. Should be fun!...  Read more

Should I track my break walks?
Updated 8/21/2014 10:27:00 PM

I am trying to lose weight and my current caloric intake goal is set at 1200-1500 per day. At work (desk job), I get two breaks, and if I am not being lazy, I go for a .7 mile walk, ranging from 13min to 20min. They are each about 60 calories burne...  Read more

Should I be stretching before my long walks?
Updated 8/29/2014 3:18:09 PM

I have worked my way up to walking about 5 miles each morning. Most days my legs seem to be tight and hurt, which is slowing my time down. Other days, they are ok. I am wondering if I should stretch before I start my walk? I take the dogs with an...  Read more

Day Two! Blogging, Walking, Tracking!
Updated 8/19/2014 10:39:25 AM

This is my second day on SparkPeople and I'm super excited! Three days ago I was crying that I was completely out of control and couldn't--no matter how hard I'd beat myself up to--get myself to eat right, exercise, or even attempt to take care...  Read more

Early Morning Exercise

Meet group to walk/jog Monday-Friday @ 5:45 in the MORNING! It is a great way to start the day & get cardio. Love the rosy cheeks I get! Am up to 4 miles & it feels great!312...  Read more

Let Go of the machine!

If you find yourself hanging on to the cardio machines at the gym for dear life, turn the machine down a bit and LET GO! Don't let the machine help you along the way. You will burn more calories going slower by yourself than faster, using the bars fo...  Read more

Calling All Vegetarians & Vegans

If you're a vegetarian, vegan, semi-vegetarian, or just interested in a cruelty-free lifestyle, join us here! Get tips for making the transition, dining out, cooking and more....  Read more

Is Your Child's School Commute Safe?

Walking to school can be a great way for kids to get some exercise and socialize with friends out in the fresh air. It helps get their heads straight for the school day and allows them to decompress on the way home after long hours behind a desk.&nbs...  Read more

Water Safety Tips for an Active and Safe Summer

Last year shortly after school let out for the summer, our community suffered a tragedy. A happy, smart, and beautiful six-year-old little boy drowned in a swim club pool while attending a classmate's birthday party. What made this tragedy so shockin...  Read more

Overview of Article on Walking Safety Tips

Some of the items, I have been hearing for years....Consult your Dr. before starting, wear bright and light colored clothing, try and find a buddy so you are not walking alone. Some new things, bring a cell phone or an alarm in case you run into...  Read more