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Get the Most from your Daily Walks with Cardio Walking Exercise

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Walking is a safe, peaceful and effective way to lose weight and reduce stress. Now physical trainers recommend “cardio walking” for your heart.

3 Steps to the “Cardio Walk”

  1. Walk slowly for 5 minutes, or count 10 telephone poles.
  2. Increase your speed for the next 5 minutes, or 10 telephone poles.
  3. Now cool down. Walk slowly again for 5 minutes, or 10 telephone poles.

Try to walk at least three times per week. Add 2 to 3 minutes per week to the fast walk and gradually increase your distance.

Before you walk:

  • Choose a safe place to walk.
  • Find a partner or group of people to walk with you.
  • Wear shoes with thick flexible soles.
  • Layer your clothing in the winter, and as you warm up, you can take off some layers.
  • Stretch before you walk.