Walking For Exercise

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Published on September 16, 2012 with 2 Comments

Walking.

A great way to start your workout routine. Here’s some great info from Fox News.

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Plan your ideal walking workout

 

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Make every step count, no matter how often you hit the pavement.

If You Walk Occasionally…
Routine: Begin by walking 10 to 15 minutes on flat ground or on a treadmill at a purposeful pace, or complete 2,000 steps (use a pedometer to monitor your walking progress).

“You want to cover a mile in about 20 minutes. That’s not a window-shopping pace,” says Mark Fenton, a former competitive racewalker and the host of the PBS series America’s Walking.

Walking tips:
* Maintain an upright but comfortable posture, with your neck, upper back, and shoulders relaxed, suggests fitness-walking expert Sara Donovan, author of Mall Walking Madness: Everything You Need to Know to Lose Weight and Have Fun at the Same Time.

* Minimize the sway in your lower back; don’t jut your rear out. Instead, maintain a slight, natural arch in your back.

* Gently pull in your abdominal muscles. This helps strengthen your abs while reducing lower-back pain.

Goal: Aim to walk at least five days a week. Every second or third week, add five minutes. After about two or three months of regular walking, you should be up to 30 minutes. Once you’ve hit half an hour, add variety to your terrain rather than increasing time or speed. This will boost your enjoyment, encouraging you to keep up the habit.
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Walking is a great way to get your body in shape for the more strenuous plan of advanced cardio and strenth training. Start today!

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Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/08/27/plan-your-ideal-walking-workout/#ixzz26g1gBgAE

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  1. Anyone that owns a dog should be able to find the time to walk 1-2 miles a day for exercise and walk the dog at the same time.

  2. I wish I made more time for walking. I usually only do it on the weekends, but it helps you clear your head and is a great way to burn a few calories.

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