The great thing about walking is it has only 2 requirements: All it takes is a pair of sneakers and some motivation to get going. Not only can incorporating it into your regular routine help boost mood levels, but researchers also found moderate-intensity walking showed a visible reduction in risk for high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes when compared to more intense running.
While walking may not seem like a glamorous form of exercise, something is always better than nothing. If you’ve made it a habit of skipping the gym and the only exercise you get is walking from your house to the car and back, adding in 10-, 20- or 30-minute sessions will make a difference.
To help you get started, we’ve created this 4-week plan to help you burn 200–300 calories a session. (Please note: Calorie burn is a general estimate, this number will vary by individual, body composition, effort level, etc. For a more accurate reading, a heart rate monitor or other tracking device may be helpful.)
|Day 1||Strong Pace||20 – 30 Minutes|
|Day 2||Steady Walk||40 Minutes|
|Day 3||Incline Walk||20 – 30 Minutes|
|Day 4||Steady Walk||40 Minutes|
|Day 5||Strong Pace||20 – 30 Minutes|
|Day 6||Incline Walk||20 – 30 Minutes|
Reapeat this Walking Plan To Kick Start Weight Loss for the rest of the month.
We know everyone is not on the same fitness level. Maybe cranking out a 30-minute start-to-finish walk on the first day
On the other hand, if this feels like a breeze, then add resistance with weights. Whether it’s your actual walk or in the strength-training movements, make sure you’ve got the basics of each exercise down before upping the difficulty.
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