If you are looking to start a more active lifestyle, a great way to begin is to get fit by walking! Thinking about starting a new exercise routine can be daunting, and you might be asking yourself some of the following questions:
If you’re just getting started, there’s no need to make things complicated. You can get fit and improve your health just by walking! This is one activity that requires no equipment, can be done anywhere, and is something most anyone can do. And if you already are working out regularly, adding walking into the mix is the perfect way to burn extra calories and fat, and mix up your workout routines! My annual Walking Challenge is just around the corner. This could be the perfect time for you to get walking!
I strongly believe that you shouldn’t have to change your entire life in order to live healthier. By making a few changes, you should be able to fit healthy habits easily into your everyday life. Walking is one of those easy changes that can drastically improve your well-being. Working out doesn’t actually have to feel like “working out”! And you can always start as slow as you need to.
Walking for just 30 minutes per day is all you need to reap the benefits of physical activity. It can be as effective (if not more so) than jogging. While walking, you can burn fat, boost your metabolism, and/or lose weight. Exactly how much you get out of it will depend on the intensity of your walks and what other healthy habits you’re practicing during the rest of your time. My 4-Week Walking Challenge encourages you to walk every day for 30 minutes – it’s one of my most popular challenges, so join today for free!
Here are a few tips to help you make the most of your walks.
Walking is such a great form of exercise, but sometimes you need to spice things up a bit. Try out any of the following for your 30 minutes of cardio.
Let’s get fitter, together – inside and out!