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If you are looking for a way to exercise daily and stick with a simple program – walking is the answer. Even if you have not exercised in awhile – you will not pull a muscle, and can start no matter what shape you are in.
Start by walking around the block for 10 to 15 minutes if you have not walked in awhile. Walking on flat surface with some decent shoes.
If you are in great shape, walk up and down stairs, hills and walk fast. Start small if it has been a long time since you really did get any exercise. If it’s hot out try walking around the mall – besides the great air conditioning there will be security. If you Doctor told you to get moving – this is a great way to start.
Cutting out a couple hundred calories a day and walking a couple miles a day will add up and you could possibly loose a pound a week. Remember 3500 calories equal a pound and basically walking a mile is 100 calories. Cutting out 200 – 300 unneeded calories a day times 7 = 1400 – 2100 calories and walking 2 – 3 miles a day is another 200 to 300 calories or another 1400 to 2100 calories.
If you don’t feel like walking around your neighborhood – find a nice park close by. Or walk on a treadmill at the gym or even so kind to buy yourself a beautiful treadmill.
Walking on a treadmill at home in front of your TV or ipad will make your walking time speed by. Walk in place on your treadmill 10 minutes at a time during commercials or just a few quick jumping jacks will boost your metabolism.
Going outside is great for your mind interacting with nature. Find different parks and mix up your route. Find a park that is by your work and walk at lunch time. Possibly ask others to join you – have a meeting while walking instead of sitting and heaven forbid eating (More Calories). Listen to a audio book online makes walking even more interesting.
Move around is the main goal – get some exercise, move your joints, your heart, and the rest of your body will be so happy. 10 minutes a day is like therapy. Try walking for a couple of weeks and your prospective will change.
What are some of the changes you found after a few weeks of walking?