How to Start Walking Program for Your Health…And Keep Going –
March 2019 – Blog
It’s spring! It’s time to get out and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. A walking program is a perfect way to get energized.
Don’t let knee or back pain hold you back – walking is a perfect way to keep moving.
How do you start? And how do you keep going?H
Select the best time of day. Find a friend or buddy who can walk with you and keep you both accountable. Take a few minutes to select your clothing, good walking shoes and don’t forget your water.
Select a pace that you can walk and talk at the same time. Add an easy warm up of 5 to 10 minutes of walking, followed by gentle stretches, works well. Increase the intensity of your walk by speeding the pace up just a little bit at a time. You can also increase your distance not more than a few minutes each session.
End with a cool down by slowing your pace, doing a few gentle stretches, and drinking some nice cool water and eat well-balanced nutritious snack – more on this next month!
Every step counts! Aim for 10,000 steps a day. We will be holding a free Informational Workshop on “How to Start a Walking Program” was Saturday, Walking Clinic at Helotes Fitness Park on March 30th at 8:30 and 11 am (near Parrigin and FM1560).
Enjoy your spring and start AHNew!