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How to Get Started Walking - A Check List

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Is taking walks and spending time outdoors in nature new for you? You are not alone! It's easy to get started and you don't need any special equipment or knowledge.

Here are 7 easy "How To" steps to help you unplug from your screens, get out of your chair and start walking on a trail. We bet you'll love taking walks and spending time in nature in no time!

1. Decide when you are going to take a walk. Choose the day(s) and time(s) that fit into your schedule and add these to your calendar now.

2. Decide how much time you have for your walk. What is the simplest way to fit a short walk - between 20 and 45 minutes - into your day? You may want to take a longer walk on your weekend.

3. Decide where you are going to go. Choose a place and trail that is right for you.

4. Consider taking someone with you! Invite a friend, take your kids or just take your dog for a walk.

5. Preparing for your walk is easy.

6. Have fun on the trail.

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