Walking is gentle on your body and suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels. It’s also a great way to catch up with a friend and be active at the same time.
How you feel is the best indicator of a safe level of activity for you. But the more physical activity you can do, the better.
Over time, aim to build up to a brisk walk that makes you breathe harder, but leaves you still able to talk while you’re walking (moderate-intensity activity).
Tips for starting:
If you already have some walking fitness, aim for a different milestone:
Join Australia’s largest free community-based walking network. Heart Foundation Walking aims to make regular physical activity enjoyable and easy, especially for people who are not used to being active. You can join one of our free walking groups or track your progress online as part of our virtual walking community.