Walking is a great way to stay active and to get some physical activity included into your day. Whether or not you just prefer walking to most forms of exercise or you have physical limitations that don’t allow you to do a whole lot of anything else, there is always a way to make your walking program more effective.
First of all, any kind of physical activity is better than being a couch potato. I often see people that don’t engage in any physical activity whatsoever and it personally aggravates me. However, if you at least have started something as simple as walking its a great way to start to promote some possible weight-loss, cardiovascular health, and overall well-being. If you are starting a walking program or are thinking about it there isn’t too much planning that needs to be involved. Just go outside and take a stroll around the block. Once you are in the habit of doing this then you may find that you will naturally kind of start planning your walks. Today you may just go half-way around the neighborhood, but next week you may take the full route around your neighborhood.
So now you are fully involved in walking and have progressed from doing a mile or so into walking for many miles. You now are seeing that time is becoming an issue for you to get all of those miles in. What can you do about this? Well there are some additional advances that you can take. You can intensify your walk by finding a place where there are hills, stairs, and rougher terrain. This will challenge your cardiovascular system quicker and promote further calorie burn, weight-loss, and cardiovascular health. If you really want to challenge yourself go and buy a weighted-vest. Yes, they do sell these and they offer many different options for the desired poundage.
Walking is a great way to get a workout. You can take something this simple and make it a truly challenging conditioning program of your own!
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