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Tips on Walking for Fitness

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English: Walking the dog in Swarland Wood (Photo credit: Wikipedia )           Tips on Walking for Fitness Walking is one of the simplest and most effective forms of exercise.  You can do it virtually any time and any place.  Whether you are new to walking as an exercise or if you have been doing it for years, these tips can help you get the most from your program.. Check with your doctor if you are very overweight, have a chronic medical condition or if you have had a recent injury.  This doesn't mean you can't undertake a walking program but you should check first "just in case"! Invest in good shoes. These are the only equipment you need, so it is worth investing.   Pay attention to the fit and quality. Shoes should fit when you try them on without any pinching or pressure that could cause blisters or calluses. Wear the type of socks you'll wear when walking when you purchase your shoes.  Shoes should have good arch support