Walking Workouts and Plans
Workouts for Walking
Walking is the easiest way to exercise to an aerobic level, simply because we all walk anyway, and have been doing so since we were about a year old. It’s just that in the meantime many of us have adopted a more passive lifestyle and are unfit and out of condition. So if we are to avoid the injury/quit syndrome, we need to make sure that we begin slowly, at a level we find comfortable and can gradually improve on.
One way to do this is to assess your level of fitness using the following Three Step Plan. If your lifestyle has been passive for some time and you are completely unfit, then beginning with Level 1 (10 Minute Walkout) will ease you into a regular walking routine. If you are moderately fit and exercise a little already, then you might prefer to begin with Level 2 (7 Day Walkout). If, on the other hand, you are fit and do regular aerobic exercise, then you might want to go straight to Level 3 (the 30 day Walkfit).
|Level 1 -
10 Minute Walkout
|Completely unfit; mainly sedentary occupation and lifestyle; no regular exercise for several years; would get out of breath walking up a gentle gradient or running for a bus. Read more…|
|Level 2 -
7 Day Walkout
|Moderately fit, such as a casual walker, cyclist or swimmer; lifestyle involving standing or movement; not used to exercising at an aerobic level demanding vigorous exertion several times a week. Read more…|
|Level 3 -
30 Day Walkfit
|Fit, energetic and focused; lifestyle and job requires a lot of movement and activity; exercising regularly – 3 to 4 times a week using aerobic exercise such as fitness walking, jogging, cycling or swimming. Read more…|