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WALKING OR RUNNING? Part 1

Thursday, May 9, 2024 1:29 PM

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When we are speaking of working out, one of the best workouts is simply walking or a light jog. 

I will give you a great gradient to start jogging or running but walking for a good 45 minutes is also a great workout. It is up to you which you want to do. You may find that if you keep walking you will feel like trying a light job as your stamina increases. That said if you have a health issue that is dragging your body down, you may never feel ready for a jog even if it is light, so make sure to see us at the clinic to resolve your health issues so that you feel more energetic. 

Here is a great gradient if you are going to start jogging or running -
If you are not used to running, the best gradient is to just walk. You start with a walk and increase the length of the walk until you can easily walk for at least 45 minutes 3 times a week. It does not have to be a brisk walk. 

You can set your own schedule, but I find that Monday, Wednesday & Friday are good days to exercise, leaving your weekend free. 

Once you can walk easily for 45 minutes 3 times a week, you move on with a bit of brisk walking – 
1st WEEK 
On the first day of your exercise schedule, you can start an easy walk for 6 minutes, then go to a brisk walk for 3 minutes, then a slower pace for 6 minutes, again a brisk walk for 3 minutes, again a slower pace for 6 minutes and end with another brisk walk for another 3 minutes and end with a slower walk for 6 minutes.

On the 2nd day of your exercise week, you start with an easy walk for 6 minutes, then go to a brisk walk for 5 minutes, then a slower pace walks for 8 minutes, again a brisk walk for 5 minutes and end with a slower walk for 6 minutes. 

On the 3rd day of your exercise week, you start with an easy walk for 6 minutes, then go to a brisk walk for 8 minutes, then a slower pace for 8 minutes, again a brisk walk for 8 minutes and end with a slower walk for 6 minutes. 

The gradient will slightly change for the following week. 

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