Walking is one of the easiest and most effective ways to get moving and start a fitness routine. Walking uses all of the major muscle groups in the upper and lower body. It's also a low impact movement, which can be made more challenging by increasing speed, distance and time as you build endurance. Better yet, it's a way to spend time outdoors and explore new territory. For you weekend warriors, try one of these beautiful places to walk and hike just within an hour of Boston.
This week, try a walking challenge with the family. Strap on a pedometer or fitness band and aim to walk for 15-20 minutes targeting 5,000 steps daily. Increase the amount each day by another 500 steps aiming for 10,000 steps per day. For a bigger challenge, try Darebee's Walking to Running Challenge that will get you in running shape in no time.