Does anyone else out there walk for exercise? I've been working out at home for a long time using fitness DVD's and I sometimes find myself overwhelmed with all choices. I've always loved walking and it always does wonderful things for my mind and body! I'd like to focus on that again, along with some toning workouts too. But I want my main focus to be walking. The weather is getting a bit brisk here, but I'm determined to walk through the cold weather this year.
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I do! I was born a walker! I walk every day,at the very least for 40-50 minutes in the evening,an hour after eating dinner.It helps me to relax,digest,as well as my body to get ready for sleep.I walk really fast in my life.Walking uphill is great exercise,and also switching up the texture of the terrain you are walking on. I love it! Make sure you use some good shoes though.
Yep! There is a really STEEP hill next to my building that I'll walk up and down for 20 minutes or so. Love walking for exercise b/c you don't need any equipment (ie no need to spend $$$). Also, it's great if you find a nice route around your neighbourhood. Time goes by quickly as I daydream about what drama might be happening in the houses as I pass by. ^.^
Living in Canada means winter is pretty intense, so I have moved my walk inside. I go to the gym every day, walking for an hour at a very fast pace. I love my walking work out, however I've decided to switch it up and I'm now incorporating running into my workout. I'm training for a 5K run, so I'm doing intervals of walking and running throughout my 60 minute workout. That being said I haven't lost my love of walking and I could walk for hours and hours.
As for DVD's, I also do yoga for a dynamic stretch. I love Eoin Finn's yoga DVD's, they provide a lot of variety with intensity and length in workouts.
I love walking, it's a great form of exercise. I've been doing 30 Day Challenges on my blog and I focus on keeping exercise fun. If you try to make it fun, you're more likely to stick with it long term. Also, you don't have to go to a gym, or have a set time to do your exercising, you can do it on your own time and maybe while listening to your favorite music, or while watching a show on TV. As long as you keep it fun and remember to keep moving. The current leg of our challenge is just beginning and if you follwo along you can get more ideas for your routines as well. I'm also following another challenge called Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge that will keep us moving through the holiday season. Having friends (even online) sometimes helps keep you motivated. Keep up your walking, it really is great for you!