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Walking for fitness: Staying motivated

Updated: 03-04-2011

Starting a walking program takes initiative. Staying motivated will help you stick with it. To keep motivated, try these tips: 1. Set performance goals, such as walking every day or walking for a set amount of time. 2. Make walking enjoyable. Find someone to walk with you or simply soak in the scenery. 3. Vary your routine. If you walk the same route every day, boredom may set in. Instead, mix it up with several different routes. Just remember to be safe: Tell a family member which route you're taking.