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Want to lift your mood, tone your body and help your heart? Try walking. Not only is it the simplest exercise to perform, you can do it just about anywhere, and often without spending a dime. Get started today:

1. No-Gym and No-Excuses Workout

There's something to be said for joining a gym: motivating classes and a variety of machines (and instructors to tell you how to use them all) can be just what you need to get on the get-fit track.

But, since we're all watching our wallets closely these days, you can't help but wonder—can I get in shape without a membership? Yes!, says one walking expert. She shares her ideas to get you started.

2. 10-Minute Walking Workout for Your Heart

Pressed for time? You can still fit in a heart healthy workout. These moves from a walking expert can be done anytime, anywhere.

3. Join a Walking Club

Everything is better with friends, including exercise. Joining a walking club may be just what you need to stay motivated and energized to work out. Choose an option that suits your interests and abilities, or consider starting your own walking group.

Publication Review By: the Editorial Staff at HealthCommunities.com

Published: 13 Jun 2011

Last Modified: 17 Mar 2015