So, you’ve decided it’s a good time you begin losing a little weight, and that exercising more would be a good way to begin. Maybe you’re new to working out or you haven’t worked out in a while. It probably seems a bit frustrating. But not to worry, there’s an easy way to start exercising again: walking! You definitely must integrate walking into your exercise plan if you haven’t done so already.
First, when you’re setting up an exercise regimen, be sure and include walking as an everyday activity. This is easy if you have a dog – merely take it for a minimum of 10 minute plus walk each day. After a week, you’ll have walked no less than seventy minutes more than if you hadn’t walked at all. Want some more exercise? Take Fido for two walks daily. Or how about walking to workplace, or at least some of the way?
Obviously, if you live quite far from your office, it’s not such a good idea to walk all the way there daily (but feel free to try if you think you can do it!) A 30-minute walk to work is doable, and if you walk to and from work you’ll be walking for an hour daily. If you catch a bus, simply walk to the next bus stop so that you do a little more walking in the day. It’s not hard to incorporate walking in your daily life.
Walking is one of the easiest and most effective things you can do to be healthy. Because walking an aerobic exercise, you’ll burn off calories, which means you’ll shed off some pounds and it’s also good for your heart. You can go at a fairly slow pace if necessary, so don’t be worried that you’re going to injure your muscles or joints as you might if you went for a run. I have a brother who’s one of those people who eats a ton of junk and fast food but never puts on weight. How does he do it? He says he’s never really thought about it, but perhaps it’s because he walks quite a bit every day. It all made sense when he said that. There’s no excuse not to exercise, when walking is so simple.
You’ll have a better likelihood of sticking with your walking regimen if you just make it part of your day-to-day routine. Then, with a proper, nutritious diet, you’ll also be on your way to slimming down as if by magic. As you become used to walking, you’ll observe that you’re unquestionably feeling better and, because it’s not that hard on you, your motivation will be enhanced also. The more you walk, the more you’ll want to walk . . . and the more quickly you’ll want to walk. Why not, if you feel like it? Once you’re walking at a pretty good pace and feel ready, step it up by jogging. And you can move on to even more challenging exercise plans, if you choose.
Now you know the truth – there is just no excuse any more, to not get out there and start walking. No matter how busy you may be, you can surely find 10 minutes here and there for a quick walk. Another possibility is to join a gym and use their treadmills for a half hour or so each day.