Walking for Fitness

Walking is easy and anyone can do it. You don’t need any special shoes or cloths and you can walk anywhere. The recommended time for aerobic training is 30 minutes per day on five days per week. If you do less than that your risk of early death from coronary heart disease, diabetes, breast cancer and colon cancer increases significantly. It’s quite similar to you taking up smoking or becoming obese. Walking is not just getting from A to B without the help of any vehicle. It is one of the best forms of weight loss exercise and it should be done regularly. If you’re not walking your 30 minutes a day you can contact me for your new weight loss exercise.

According to new studies physical inactivity causes 1 in every ten people to die an early death. If  only 1 in 4 inactive people did the recommended 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercises per week it would prevent almost 1.5 million untimely deaths per year! Regular physical exercise not only reduces and prevents various cancers it also significantly lowers the risk of coronary heart disease by almost 10%

To enjoy walking for fitness you won’t need any specialist equipment, just some comfortable shoes and my professional and caring support. I am a highly qualified personal trainer with more than a decade  of track record helping my clients succeed in every way. Be warned though, your new walking for weight loss exercise is good fun and highly addictive and it is a personal training workout that we can do 1-on-1 or in groups. I will teach you the correct technique so you will quickly gain the most benefit from your new enjoyable brisk walking for weight loss exercise.

Although we all learn to walk at a very young age it is amazing that so many of us do it incorrectly. To gain the most benefits from your new personal training routine you should adjust your stride depending on the speed you are walking at and make sure that you put the heel down first to ensure that your step is well cushioned. If you walk at a faster pace you will use your arms to drive the body forward. It is also important to keep the body flat and not to bend at the hips or cross your arms in front of the body. This way the benefits of outdoor walking will directly translate into calories burned and you will see great results fast.

Walking for fitness can be used as a warm-up, a cool-down or as a stand-alone personal training session at different speeds and terrains. It is also a fantastic weight loss exercise and you’ll achieve your new toned body quickly. Brisk walking or power walking are just two forms of walking but they are some of the best forms of cardiovascular training. Power walking for fitness is of lower impact than running and therefore safer for your joints.  Although a low-impact sport it will protect you from osteoporosis (the bone thinning disease) and it is therefore a perfect sport for women. Give me a call for your first walking for fitness session and feel the benefits.