Try walking

Walking is a great way to be physically active and increase your chances of staying quit. Walking can help you by:

* Reducing stress
* Burning calories and toning muscles
* Giving you something to do instead of thinking about smoking

No special equipment or clothing is needed for walking, other than a pair of comfortable shoes. And most people can do it pretty much anytime. You can use these ideas as starting points and come up with more of your own:

* Walk around a shopping mall
* Get off the bus one stop before you usually do
* Find a buddy to walk with during lunch time at work
* Take the stairs instead of the elevator
* Walk with a friend, family member, or neighbor after dinner
* Push your baby in a stroller
* Take a dog (yours or a maybe neighbor's) out for a walk

Set a goal of 30 minutes of physical activity 5 or more times a week. But if you don't already exercise regularly, please check with your doctor before starting any exercise program.