Use this as a general guideline.
Walk the length of the hallway at home 3 – 4 times, or walk to the end of the driveway and back
once in the morning and again in the afternoon or evening.
Walk 1/2 block or the equivalent of a 1/2 block indoors once in the morning and again in the
afternoon or evening.
Walk 1 block in the morning and 1 block again in the afternoon or evening.
Walk 2 blocks in the morning and 2 blocks again in the afternoon or evening.
Walk 3 blocks in the morning and 3 blocks again in the afternoon or evening.
Continue increasing the distance you walk, as you are able. Let your comfort be your guide to
how much you can do. Your goal, in general, should be to be walking one mile by 6 weeks after
Your health care team may have given you this information as part of your care. If so, please use it and call if you
have any questions. If this information was not given to you as part of your care, please check with your doctor. This
is not medical advice. This is not to be used for diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. Because each
person’s health needs are different, you should talk with your doctor or others on your health care team when using
this information. If you have an emergency, please call 911. Copyright © 1/2015 University of Wisconsin Hospitals
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