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Time to tune up your walking in anticipation of spring. With daylight savings time and warmer weather just around the corner, get ready to make the most of it.
Tune Up Your Walking Gear and Clothing

You will need lighter clothing layers for spring. If you are new to walking, this is your chance to go shopping for shorts and light tops. If you are a veteran walker, time to unpack the spring and summer workout clothes and check to see what needs replaced.

Do your spring walking clothes from last year still fit? Maybe there is less of you now.

Tops: Sweat wicking tops keep you comfortable in warmer weather.
Top Picks for Women's Summer Walking Shirts
Plus Size Women's Walking Tops

Lightweight hat or visor: Hats can keep the sun off your head and out of your eyes.

Sports bra: Does your present sports bra do the job?

Shorts: Time to let your legs out in the air. I prefer quick-drying fabrics.
Top Picks for Women's Shorts for Walking
Plus Size Women's Walking Shorts

Socks: Are they worn, is time for some new pairs? Also think of summer weight socks if you generally wear wool or heavy socks.
Top Picks for Walking Socks

Shoes: how many miles have you put on this pair? If you are over 300 miles, it is time to buy another pair to rotate with your present pair. Retire the old pair by 500 miles.
Walking Shoe Guide

Water Carriers: Be sure you have a carrier for water included in your walking gear as the temperatures begin to go up.
Top Picks for Water Carrier Waistpacks

Raingear: The proverbial April showers shouldn't keep you indoors. Guess what - you won't melt! Keep an umbrella and rain poncho or waterproof jacket handy.
Gear for Walking in the Rain

Also engage in the grand tradition of spring cleaning and reorganizing - find a prominent place for your walking clothes, shoes, and gear so you can be ready to walk at any time.

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