Walking for fitness: Getting started

By Mayo Clinic Staff

If you're new to exercise, start slow and easy. At first, walk only as far or as fast as you find comfortable. If you can walk for only a few minutes, let that be your starting point. For example, you might try short daily sessions of five to 10 minutes and slowly build up to 15 minutes twice a week. Then, over several weeks, you can gradually work your way up to 30 to 60 minutes of walking most days of the week.

Apr. 29, 2014 See more In-depth