Beginners would be much better advised to initiate themselves by using either a swift stride or faster speedwalk.
Pumping your arms adds momentum to your speedwalk, but use a relaxed, not exaggerated, arm movement.
When you've finished a speedwalk, don't plop into the nearest armchair, cool down your muscles with about five minutes of slow, easy walking or mild stretching.
If your speedwalk is less strenuous, make it longer to compensate.
To maintain a satisfactory level of fitness, you need to speedwalk three to four times a week.
Speedwalk with a friend to enjoy companionship and conversation.