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Q: Exercise — I really want to get back into the dating pool. Can you recommend a fast-track action plan?

A: The best way to get yourself in shape fast that doesn't take a lot of thought is to walk. Walking is the best way to burn fat and tone up your lower body. You can start today, no equipment needed other than a great pair of workout shoes.

For the first week walk 3 times. Aim for 1-2 miles in 17-33 minutes. During the second week, walk 3 times twice a day. Aim for 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 miles in 24-38 minutes each time. In the third week, walk every other day and aim for 3 miles in 45 minutes. In the fourth week, walk 3 times; aim for 4 miles each time you go out to walk. You should be able to finish in one hour. During the fifth week of your walking workout, walk 6 days; aim for 4 miles each time you go out to walk. Keep your walk under an hour.

Stay motivated by changing your route each week. To ensure safety, walk during the daylight. But if you must walk at night, walk with a friend, wear workout clothes that have glow strips, carry a flashlight or wear a headlamp.

 

Not all exercises are suitable for everyone and use of this or any other exercise program may result in injury. Before starting this or any exercise program, please consult with your physician. Should you experience any irregular physical conditions such as dizziness, severe muscle or joint pain, pain in your chest, or should any other symptoms appear, consult with your physician immediately. First Wives World LLC and the producers assume no responsibility for improper use of this exercise program or any injury that may result.

 

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