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Today’s Workout column: Start new year with a brisk walk

Marlo Alleva
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Begin the new year with a brisk walk.

Happy 2021!

That actually has a positive ring to it.

A new year can mean many things, but for most it’s a fresh start!

And one of the top things on that clean slate is “renewed fitness.”

Starting simple is the best way to assure success.

Our move today is a brisk walk. It’s truly one of the simplest and attainable moves for nearly all of us.

All you need is a clear path to get moving.

When getting started set a plan, whether it is a certain distance or a desired amount of time. And, of course, a safe place.

Your location could be your neighborhood, local park or gym. To assure accountability invite a friend to join in.

Make sure you have a good pair of walking shoes; something that fits well and has added support.

Then you are set to go. Find a good pace, and focus on your breathing and body posture.

A brisk walk is great for daily cardio and a perfect warmup for any other fitness routine.

The best part is a brisk walk is a perfect pick me up to reenergize your body and help establish a great fitness plan for 2021.

Happy New Year!

Marlo Alleva, an instructor at Gold’s Gym and group fitness coordinator at Fontaine-Gills YMCA in Lakeland, Florida, can be reached at faluvzpa@msn.com.