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Walking Motivation: 6 Tips from Real Women

Don't wait for bad news from your doc.

It took a diagnosis of diabetes and the fear of not being around for her teenage daughters to get Renee Fisher, 55, moving. "That was a wake-up call to make some major adjustments in my life," says Renee, an office administrator in Pleasanton, California.

"I started out walking three days a week for 30 minutes at a time, then gradually worked up to 60 minutes, five to seven days a week." To date Renee has lost 26 pounds and plans to lose 15 more. "Now I wear a pedometer and strive for 10,000 steps a day."

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