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If your doctor gives you a home walking program, be sure to follow it. If not, follow these tips:
Start by walking 4 to 6 times a day. Walk for 5 to 6 minutes each time.
Do this 5 days a week. Rest the other 2 days.
As you feel stronger, you can walk around your neighborhood, at a shopping mall, or on a track.
Walk inside when the weather is very hot or very cold.
Wear loose-fitting clothes and sturdy, comfortable shoes with non-skid soles.
If neighbors stop you to talk, tell them you need to walk without stopping. You can talk later. Or, invite them to walk with you.
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