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Old 04-11-2002, 10:19 PM   #1
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Hi. I'm new to this diet world and would like to start an exercise program. I'd like to start walking regularly but don't know where to start. How long? How far? How many days a week? How fast? Any help would be great !
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Old 04-12-2002, 04:56 PM   #2
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Hi Darmah,

Congratulations on choosing one of the most effective to change your fitness levels!

The 'rules' are really quite simple:

Choose how and when you want to walk. Do you want to set aside specific time or do you want to build it into your everyday life?

If you want to set aside a specific time check out your local facilities, parks and newspapers. Look for walking clubs, they are a great way to meet likeminded (and bodied) people. Can't find one? Grab a couple of friends and start and advertise your own!!!!!!! Get your local council, facility etc to sponsor your new club!

If you want to build it into your everyday life consider how you get from your home to wherever you go. Could you walk all or some of the route? Do you drive to work when the distance is less than 2 miles? Could you cycle or walk it? Do you get a bus? Could you get on a couple of stops later or get off a couple of stops early? Do you drive your kids to school? Could both you and they consider the benefits of walking it? We have walking buses - if you have kids and think this might just be possible I'll give you more detail on this.

As for how far, fast, long, often, etc There are simple guidelines here too! Broadly you should try to accumulate 30 or minutes per day of moderate exercise on most days of the week. Moderate means that the activity leaves you feeling a bit warm and slightly out of breath. You should be able to hold a conversation throughout and you don't need to be very hot and sweaty.

So you could either set aside half an hour a day to 'do' a walk, or you could accumulate 30 minutes throughout the day, as it's convenient to your everyday living. You could do a mix of both! Build up the time and/or distance you walk and don't worry about the speed you walk at. Concentrate on getting a bit hot and slightly out of breath - don't attempt the hot, sweaty and breathless bit, that's for sporting heroes (and many injuries)!!!

Get back if you want more info, motivating poeple to increase their daily activity levels is my job, so I'm stuffed full of useful (and boring!) exercise information.

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Old 04-16-2002, 02:31 PM   #3
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Just noticed you had this thread. I walk 3 times a day, 30 minutes, with my baby. i pace myself according to my comfort level, plus i have asthma. Once I finish though, I can feel the difference. walking is very therapeutic.

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Old 04-25-2002, 04:11 PM   #4
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I have a rule for morning walks. My alarm goes off, and I pretty much ALWAYS would rather sleep than get up and walk. So the rule is: Get up, get dressed, and walk for five minutes. And after five minutes, if I STILL want to go back to bed, I do.

If I still want to sleep after walking for five minutes, then my body really DOES need a little more shut-eye and isn't just having a tantrum.
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Old 05-11-2002, 07:33 PM   #5
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Default stef--walking etc.

The last time I was on a serious diet I built up my exercise routine to the point I knew I would not be able to keep it up the rest of my life--so I backslid into no exercise and overeating.
Last time I was walking 3 miles a day; 20 min. workout (aerobic), swimming 1 to two miles a day, played tennis and racquetball, and biking everywhere.
I lost 75 pounds in 6 months.
Now I want to take it nice and slow and with an exercise plan that I can live with in my twilight years. (I've lost 50 pounds since Dec. 1 with minimal exercising).
I started by parking 4 blocks from my office and walking that 4 times a day. Then I added a 12 block evening walk. Plus we do 15 min. of hand weights, stretching exercises at work 5 days a week and I do another 15 min. of handweights, stretch tube exercises at home 4 times a week. What I have noticed is as I lose weight I have to exercise more and I don't want to do that. I want to keep my walking at no more than 15 min. and the same with the other exercises. I started cutting back on my walking to every other day except for the walking to work. Is this possible and still lose weight, what about maintaining weightloss. I still need to lose another 50 pounds.
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