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Initial Walking Routines

Initial Walking Routines

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An initial walking routine is ideal for individuals that are looking to begin an entry level fitness program that will burn a few calories and get the body moving. Walking is one of the most natural movements for the body and is very low impact.

This being said, an initial walking routine is ideal for individuals that have been sedentary for an extended period of time. In addition, a walking routine is well suited for individuals that would like to begin some form of exercise, but, have a physical limitation that reduces their choices in terms of exercise types.

An initial walking routine is designed to promote improvements in blood flow throughout the body, exercise the joints, and provide a slight cardiovascular benefit.

Regularly performing a walking routine is also beneficial for the mind in fact it allows the individual the ability to let go of the daily stresses in life and recenter the mind.

Below are a few guidelines that are designed to assist you in creating a walking routine in which you regularly perform and to reduce your probability of injury as you progress from your initial walking routine to a more advanced walking routine:

  1. 1Download the appropriate walking routine.
  2. 2Perform the warm up provided within each of the walking routines.
  3. 3Perform the walking routine exactly as per the schedule.
  4. 4Complete the cool down and stretching sections as specified.
  5. 5Record and keep track of your results as you progress with the routine.
  6. 6Complete each walking routine in it's entirety.
  7. 7After completing the walking routine, consider progressing to the next level of difficulty.
  8. 8Keep checking back, as new and different routines will be added to the site in the future.

Warm Up and Stretching Routine

A warm up and stretching routine designed to minimize the risk of injury. This routine consists of a brief warm up, flexibility exercises, and cool down and stretching exercises. The warm up and stretching routine is to be performed along with a walking routine.

Walking Routine #1

A twelve week walking program that consists of walking seven days a week. Walking routine #1 begins with 15 minute walks and progresses to longer walks, up to 60 minutes by the end of the walking routine. This walking routine should be performed in conjunction with the warm up and stretching routine.