Start Walking

One of my goals for this year is to improve my physical fitness. I’m guessing, that a number of readers are saying “yes, me too.”

What have you done to tackle the fitness goal?

No matter what your fitness level is right now, you can start walking. If you can only walk for 10 minutes, that’s fine, start at that point. Be realistic and accept that you must start where you are. It’s not so much about where you start from but where you are going.

See an earlier post- January Goals – tips for working on all goals.

You can walk with a friend, walk alone, pray, walk your dog or walk with a camera and catch some nature shots. I could go on and on with activities to add to the walking experience. But, you get the idea…walkers-907574_640

I already love to walk so choosing walking for fitness is easy for me. But I know it isn’t as appealing to everyone. I think if you take a look and think a little about the effects of walking you might find some interest in becoming a walker.

Walking is good for your

  • heart
  •  weight
  •  energy level
  •  bones, joints, and muscles
  •  blood pressure
  • sleep

And there are many more benefits you can expect to experience after adding walking to your daily schedule.

NATIONAL WALKING DAY

The first Wednesday in April is National Walking Day.  The American Heart Association sponsors this day to remind people about the health benefits of taking a walk.

Check out Walk at home with Leslie Sansone

Great Walk Challenge begins today.

Leave a comment if you are walking

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Need another reason to take care of your body?

do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?

– 1 Corinthians 6:19

 

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12 Comments Add yours

  1. I love to walk. I take my camera and usually get some good photos! I love to hike to. 🙂

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  2. I’m making it a goal to walk more too! As someone with a health condition that can make exercise and standing difficult, walking more should help my endurance. Plus, I love praying and looking at nature!

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    1. Walking with you!
      Being outside experiencing nature is so refreshing. Praying your health improves.

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  3. A few weeks (months?) ago, I began walking. With my health, I had to stop walking (too much of a risk for fainting between low blood pressure and high heart rate when standing), but am trying to make myself do a few minutes on my exercise bike – so I am doing *something*. Slow and steady.

    Encouraging post to keep going!

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    1. Glad you didn’t give up and are doing something. So important to start where you are. I need to remember “slow and steady.”

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      1. I haven’t been exercising every day, but I am hoping for 3x per week. It’s a good place to strive for.

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  4. Leslie’s Walk at Home dvd’s are absolutely amazing for those who can handle the physical activity without distractful health issues. It is really fun too, if you add in earbuds.

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    1. Great for when you can’t get outside! Nice to have options and variety 🙂

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  5. Meg Smidt says:

    We recently just trained our 2 big deaf great danes how to walk on the treadmill. When I see them so excited for their workout it reminds me to have a change of perspective. Thanks for sharing your journey! 🙂

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    1. Thanks for sharing about your Danes. I used to go walking early in the morning with my sweet Dane. He was the best walking partner.

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