With the Get-Started Plan, you’ll ease your way into a regular walking routine. It starts you out slowly, to build your confidence and reduce your risk of injury. Even at a moderate pace, you’ll reap many benefits. (“Moderate” means you’re moving fast enough to get your heart pumping but not so fast that you become out of breath.) Almost immediately, you’ll notice improvements in your flexibility, your energy level, and your mood. After the second week of the program, your workouts will feel easier a sign that your heart is getting fittter and your legs are getting stronger.
The Get-Started Plan
During week 1 of this program, walk at a speed that feels comfortable for you. Then in weeks 2 through 4, pick up your pace a bit, as though you’re in a hurry to get somewhere.
By: Maggie Spilner