If you thought losing weight was difficult, maintaining that 'lost' weight is even more difficult. I cannot tell you how many of my friends were able to lose weight successfully, only to regain back all the 'lost' pounds after a few weeks. It is not the fault of the diet program they followed. They gained weight for two reasons: they got back to their old lifestyle habits-that is, regular junk food intake, and they started living a sedentary lifestyle and forgot all about exercising!

People have a misconception that once they lose weight successfully, they think that they won't gain weight any further, no matter what they do! This is totally untrue! Even after you have lost weight successfully, you will have to follow the same diet and exercise routine to maintain that weight! I can understand if you don't want to go back to your rigorous gym routine, but you can definitely do some walking, can't you? Follow these three walking tips to help you get started!

1. Consult with your doctor: Before you start walking on a regular basis, I would recommend you visit your doctor and have a word with him. Your doctor will be able to structure a regular walking schedule for you based on your current health situation. Your doctor might also recommend some other activities for you besides walking.

2. Track your steps: Simply walking is not enough; if you walk just five steps one day and fifty steps on another, then you won't know how many steps you actually need to walk to maintain your slim body. For this reason I would advise that you use a tool called pedometer. It is actually quite affordable and will measure your walking steps everyday.

As you check your daily walking stats, you will want to increase the number of steps on a regular basis because no one likes to sit on their past laurels; once you achieve a position, you would want to get higher and higher!

Just remain committed to your walking schedule and see how better you feel!

3. Put on the right clothes: For walking to become an enjoyable experience, put on loose-fitting trousers that allow free movement of limbs. Don't wear any tight-fitting dress that makes you uneasy! Also be sure to put on athlete shoes that make your feet comfortable. If you wear the wrong shoes you will soon get bored of walking. Worst, you could end up with muscle injuries!

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