Slowly add more time and distance into your walking program so that you are able to walk 5-7 days a week for 40-60 minutes. Just follow the schedule below and you’ll be there in no time at all.
A few things to keep in mind:
▪ If you have a medical condition, check with your doctor before starting a walking program.
▪ Stay hydrated by drinking water before, during and after walking.
▪ Watch your posture and walk tall with your head up and eyes forward, shoulders down, back and relaxed.
▪ Expect to be sore, but if you experience pain, see your doctor.
Start with short distances and slowly add time as you build your strength and endurance. Consistency is key, so plan to walk 5-7 days a week, especially in the beginning when you are getting the habit firmly in place.
Ready, Set, Go – Walk to Better Health
Walking is a great form of exercise for most people. It’s easy, inexpensive, and it can be done almost anywhere. All you need is a good pair of walking shoes and a dose of motivation. Benefits include increased energy and stamina, stronger bones, lower blood pressure and improved weight management.
Extend spring cleaning to your cupboards, pantry, refrigerator and freezer. All of those not-so-great for you foods that snuck in over the colder months need to go. Replace them with healthy staples like protein powders, tuna packed in water, fresh fruits and veggies, light cheeses and dairy products, portion packs of almonds, and frozen fruits for thick protein smoothies. It’s so much easier to choose healthy snacks when you’re stocked up on the right stuff.