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  • Walking can improve your health and wellbeing, and can help you to live independently for longer. 
  • Exercise doesn’t have to be strenuous; a moderate amount of activity can bring you all the benefits of exercise. You can choose to walk at a steady pace for a longer period of time, or you can have shorter bursts of more strenuous walking, either quickly or up hills or stairs.
  • Talk to your doctor or allied health professional if you have health conditions or haven’t been active for a while. And make sure you have everything you need, especially a comfortable pair of shoes.  

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Reviewed on: 14-08-2018