How to Plan a Walking Route

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Finding the right walking route will not only help you burn more calories but may also make your walk even more enjoyable.
Finding the right walking route will not only help you burn more calories but may also make your walk even more enjoyable.
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One of walking's great advantages is that you can do it almost anywhere. To figure out how to plan a walking route, really all you have to do is step outside your door. But by varying the paths you choose to take, you can make walking that much more pleasurable -- and practical.

Regular, frequent walks provide an ideal opportunity to explore the area in which you live. Each walk can be an adventure, a chance to experience what's going on around you.

Even brisk walking affords you a good look at the sights around you. You can see the seasons change -- and treat yourself to all sorts of sights, sounds, and smells. Where you choose to walk is up to you. The range of choices is unlimited -- at least as far as space is concerned.

Maybe you're lucky enough to live in an area, town, or city that offers not just walking space -- every area has that -- but different kinds of space to make your walks as interesting as possible. We'll help you find the right route on the next page.

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