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IPFHThorlo, IncThe International Council on Active Aging created this section to help you gain access to scientifically based walking information and programs.

Getting started

Exercise for older adults: Frequently asked questions
Walking: A step in the right direction
How to start a walking group
How walkable is your community
Count the steps to motivate walking
How many calories will your activity burn?
Trim your waistline, improve your health
Compliance with physical activity recommendations by walking for exercise

Choosing appropriate footwear

Three experts discuss the impact of aging on the foot and the role of proper footwear
Walking shoes: Features and fit can keep you on the move
Choosing shoes: a guide for people with diabetes
Common foot ailments

Walking for health

AARP’s 10-week walking program Coordinator’s Guide
Step stats
How to ensure you are walking properly
Exercise intensity for older clients
How to help clients select and monitor effort level
How to use the borg scale
Walking for fitness? Make it count with a pedometer
Charting your progress

Where to walk

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
American Hiking Society

Walking resources and tools

Walking: A step in the right direction
Walking the way to Health' Initiative
America On the Move
Physical activity for everyone: Measuring physical activity intensity

Walking videos

Walking Styles


Walking Safety Tips

Disclaimer: This information is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified healthcare professional and is not intended as medical advice. It is intended as a sharing of knowledge and information from research. The ICAA encourages you to make your own health and business decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified professional qualified professional.

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