You don’t need much to power walk! Here’s a list of items you might want to bring along.
Comfortable clothing, shoes and water.
Pedometer or an iphone/smartphone app to keep track of your steps.
Hat – either to keep you warm or keep your head and face from getting a sunburn.
Kleenex – you’re sure to get a runny nose either from cold or seasonal allergies.
Sunscreen to minimize burning and help prevent skin cancer.
Sunglasses – your eyes also need protection from the sun’s harmful rays.
Lip Balm – keep your lips moist and protected from dry summer heat and cold winter days.
Insect repellent – help keep the insects away when walking in a park or near water.
Band-Aids – just in case you get a blister or other minor injury.
Tips to consider when buying walking shoes:
Quality shoes can last longer and may be worth the expense.
Find a shoe that fits and feels good.
Look for firmness in the heel, and good arch supports.
Try shoes on with the same socks you will walk in.
Replace worn shoes. They may be the cause of any new aches or pains.