I wouldn’t blame you for that. After all, my fitness and training activities are more aggressive than most. However, I want to encourage fitness with tips about easy ways to exercise even it if it’s just a few times a week.
Taking up a walking program is one way to start the road to healthy fitness activities. Start by going for a minimum of 3 days a week, and gradually working your way up to 5 or 6 days a week. Of course, the more you walk, the more opportunity for weight loss. But as you’re starting out, rest and recovery are important – make sure to give yourself a day or two of rest.
As I have written in the past, deriving a healthy benefit from an aerobic activity for most people ranges from a minimum of 20 minutes (for simple general health), all the way up to about 60 minutes. Keep in mind that it is smart to start of easy and work your way up gradually. Don’t bite of more than you can chew at first. You may hurt yourself or disappoint yourself into not following through with your commitment to exercise.
With a comfortable pair of shoes and not too much to consider about wardrobe, anyone can walk just about anywhere! Log onto this website to learn more about the health benefits of walking and starting a walking program on your own -- http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/sparkwalking.asp.
P. S. It’s worth mentioning again that http://www.sparkpeople.com/ is a great resource of helpful information on healthy lifestyles, particularly for beginners.
I’m going to be taking time off until after the New Year – headed to celebrate Christmas with my family in Kansas City, then it’s off to Texas to root on the Missouri Tigers in the Alamo Bowl – MIZZOU – RAH!