- Stand up straight, lift your rib cage, and look straight ahead (but keep your shoulders relaxed). This will let your spine curve in a natural, healthy position.
- Swing your arms and move at a steady pace. This will also help keep your fingers from swelling.
- Wear comfortable walking shoes with a lot of support. If you walk often, you may need to buy new shoes every 6 to 8 months.
- Make walking fun. Walk with a friend or pet. Walk in places you enjoy like a park or shopping mall.
Always consult your phsyciain before beginning a walking program.