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Description:This image depicts a father and his two children walking hand-in-hand down a Georgian city street. His young son to his left, and daughter to his right, dad and kids were using the sidewalk as their path on this beautiful southern day. Note that they were dressed appropriately, their clothing protecting them from an extended time spent in the sunshine, and their backpacks filled with the requisite water, additional sunscreen, and some energy-filled snacks.
When taking a walk make sure that you’re wearing what might be the most important item in your outfit, comfortable, flexible, well-fitting walking shoes. Comfortable, brightly-colored clothing is also recommended. Sunscreen and a hat are also considered essential to your walking attire.

Also, very important to a healthy trip is the inclusion of water. "Water, water, water. It's a good idea to drink some water before you head out to walk, while you are walking, and when you get back—even if it's cold outside or you don't feel thirsty. In the summer, late afternoons (not nights) and mornings are the best times to walk to avoid the midday heat and humidity."

"Remember—start out slowly and gradually increase the speed and distance you walk—don't try walking a marathon your first time out! And no matter where you are walking, be aware of what is going on around you."

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Amanda Mills
Creation Date:2011
Photo Credit:Amanda Mills
Links:CDC – Body and Mind (BAM); Walking Activity Card
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