Finding time is a big issue for some people. Everyone knows that they really need to find time for some exercise 4 or 5 days a week but making the time when there is work and things to be done at home is just doesn’t fit.
Walking fitness is the most natural workout plan anyone can have. Everyone should walk on the average of 10,000 steps a day. Most people are only getting between 1,000 and 3,000 along ways from 10,000. The further you can walk the more calories you can burn and the healthier you’ll feel.
Walking can help prevent many diseases including colon cancer and relieves stress as well as making you more fit and comfortable when trying to squeeze into that pair of pants you just wore last week; now they won’t slid over the hips without tugging. We can add steps to our daily routine and not even notice that we’re doing it to make those pants fit better.
Get yourself a pedometer and attach it to your clothing the first thing when you get up in the morning. Before climbing back into bed that night look and see how many steps, you took that day. This will tell you how serious it is that you get started on a walking fitness plan to better health.
You might have to make a few changes in your life style but what better reason to change than to make your life healthier and happier. Start thinking how you can add steps to increasing your walking time.
Take the stairs instead of the elevator at work.
Spend some time with the children and go for a walk with them and the dog instead of chain the dog outside.
Set the clock 15 minutes earlier in the mornings and walk around the house while the children are still sleeping.
Instead of piling the children into the car to go get a loaf of bread, three blocks down the street pull them in their little red wagon. You’ll be walking and they can have fun at the same time.
If you commute to and from work by bus have them, let you off a few blocks from home and walk them instead of riding.
Instead of taking the children to the park so, they can play and you sit and watch. Take them to the zoo and walk around there with them.
There are many ways to add steps to that pedometer. Pedometer are nice they now have computer chips in them to record you heart rate, blood pressure, calories burned, steps you’ve walked and will save them for a certain amount of time. They can be purchased at any store where exercise equipment can be bought. Do some searching on the Internet to check out the different kinds and how they work. Pedometers come in a wide range of prices too so you can check that out too so you have an idea of how much it will cost you. When it comes to your health, do anything you can to make it better and walking is the best.
Having fun is part of walking fitness to keep it interesting. Be creative and find new ways to add steps to your walking. Make it interesting for the whole family or just with the group or friend. Take time out for yourself and go shopping with your friend to the mall for lunch.
Soon you’ll be walking your 10,000 steps a day and won’t even notice. Your energy will be going up and you’ll be more active adding more steps.