Start a regular fitness routine today. You have nothing to lose (except inches) and the benefits will increase your quality of life. Walking is probably the best form of exercise to start with for your fitness journey.
Heart health or cardiorespiratory health is the most important component of fitness. Your heart is the muscle that keeps you alive – plain and simple. The stronger your heart is, it will be able to pump more blood with each heartbeat – pumping less than an unfit heart.
Walking is a great activity for your heart health.*Inactive people should start incorporating walks 4-5 times per week. Start with what you can, and gradually increase your time each week.
Do a one mile walk test. Time yourself walking one mile (after a gradual warm up) and repeat the test every 4-6 weeks (using same course). Another great motivator, is to explore a new city or one that you haven’t been to in awhile. This week we took a family walk in the city we grew up in. These are the photos from our adventure. It was fun to change things up a bit.
A quick reminder:
Please check out tomorrow’s event: Great American Backyard Campout. What a great way to kick off your summer!
My next post will be about our little camping excursion this week – fun times!
*Consult your physician before starting any new exercise program.