Starting a new routine can be daunting for some of us. Starting a walking routine can be in the same ‘boat’ as there is indeed a new challenge, especially for beginners.
Of course, we know how to walk, we do it all the time: walk to the car, in the shops and many other places.
However, the walking routine is quite different as it involves persistence and determination to stick to the routine or plan no matter the circumstances.
In this article we want to talk about suggestions to help you stick to a walking routine and overcome the challenges you will meet along the way.
One of the biggest obstacle do deal with during your walking routine is procrastination. We all felt the need of delaying or postponing something that needs doing at a certain time or day. So, walking routine always hits this challenge.
‘I’ll go out later’ or ‘I can miss one day, it is not a big deal’ or ‘I know I missed the last 3 days, but I was feeling down, and/or tired, and/or not well’ and many more.
Soon, you realise that you actually went for a walk one day in a month instead of missing 29 days in a month for various reasons. This is not a routine. A routine is when no matter the reason, you pull yourself up the couch, and away from the TV set and walk out.
The hardest bit is to walk out the door because I promise you that you will enjoy every minute of you being outdoor. And not to mention all the benefits that walking brings into your life.It’s not about perfect. It’s about effort. And when you implement that effort into your life. Every single day, that’s where transformation happens. That’s how change occurs. Keep going. Remember why you started.” Anonymous Click To Tweet
Walking is perhaps the most effortless approach to deal with your well-being. With only 30 minutes of walking every day, you can improve your cardiovascular wellness, decrease muscle versus fat and have more muscle control. Also, for some people who are predisposed to some health conditions, walking can help to decrease the type 2 diabetes, heart conditions, depression, osteoporosis and even some cancers helping you to think positively.'Walking is man's best medicine.' Hippocrates Click To Tweet
Having said that, the easiest attribute does not just infer to medical advantages provided by walking. Rather, it additionally happens to be a free-of-cost method for improving your health. There are no costly tags appended to walking, the exercises don’t require any tough preparation and it should be possible without the heavy machinery or any hard lifting.
Furthermore, you can go out for a walk whenever you feel going out, it is free and many people are enjoying this exercise. Because, walking it is highly recommended to those who are overweight, elderly people who need a movement for their knees and bones even for those who are working out in the gym.
This is why I love this kind of exercise. Everybody can do it.
How To Begin Your Walking Routine
Nothing in particular here, as each of us is unique is best to form the walking routine that is best for you. Only a couple of thoughts to make you go. Since walking isn’t actually rocket science, don’t be excessively hard on yourself when you decided to start your walking adventure. Watch the video for more information about your walking routine.
Two Basic Walking Exercise Ideas To Try Out As A Beginner
Idea number one. 10-minute walk:
On the off chance that you are a finished amateur, begin with ten minutes of strolling for the primary week. When you become accustomed to it, include five additional minutes in the following week. This will continuously build your stamina and reduce the odds of damage.
Try not to stress over your speed in the first place. When you become used to walking routinely, your pace will increase naturally. For weight reduction, an individual should stroll for somewhere around an hour five days a week at a lively pace (you get short of breath and are unfit to talk while walking). Gradually increase your speed.
Idea number two. 1-mile walk:
For the gutsier, you can begin off with a 1-mile walk as well. Walk for a mile any place you want, three to four times each week. When you fabricated enough perseverance, add a large portion of a mile to your walk in the progressive week. You can step by step increase the speed and length of walking dependent on your quality and simplicity of walking.
As mentioned before, the pace of your walk does not make a difference in the first place. When your body gets familiar with the day by day walk you can endeavour to finish a similar length in a shorter measure of time.
If you are new to this it is worth researching in the internet for walking routine planner for beginners, just to give you an idea about what it is recommended by specialists. NHS offers ideas on walking for health and it also suggests to download an walking app to help you and motivate you. Mayo Clinic website suggests 12 week walking program and you can check out their recommendation. American Heart Association recommend to start with a 6 week walking program.
Of course, we are all unique and enjoy different ways of doing stuff, so it is best to have a look at different suggestions and first try the one that is more appealing to you. Also, because this walking routine is not only for your physical health but also the mental health, it is important to keep yourself happy, so try different approaches to identify the one that works best for you.
You are the best person to decide which routine is ideal for you because you know yourself the best. In case you are stuck or just need a push to get started revisit the article and watch again the video to refresh your mind with ideas given here to inspire you.
May the next few months be a period of beautiful transformation!!!!!
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Until next time,
Oana & Paula