Getting started with walking – You do not have to do any special stretching, bouncing or other contortions to warm up for walking. Simply walk at a slowish pace for five to eight minutes to increase circulation and breathing. This also warms up the muscles that are going to be worked out and that could be damaged if you started exercising while they are cold.
After five to eight minutes, speed up to a pace you enjoy. Most walkers cruise comfortably at 5.6km (31/2 miles) an hour – the speed at which the body was designed to walk.You will even burn off fat if you keep on walking at that speed for 30 minutes every day.
If you have built up to a level of fitness where you want to go further then it is time to take more vigorous activity. Or, if you already enjoy aerobic exercises and can continue safely, carry on! The ideal is either five periods of moderate activity a week and/or three periods of vigorous activity. A combination of both types adds variety and interest to your activity regime.
Vigorous activity is aerobic activity which makes you feel out-of-breath and sweaty. Examples include: hill walking at a brisk pace, squash, football, tennis, aerobics, cycling, running, and occupations that involve frequent climbing, lifting or carrying heavy loads.
Strengthen Your Core With Exercises – Without a doubt a strong core has its benefits. Did you know it lessen the pain in your back? Back pain is usually caused when you’re lumber curve grows into the wrong shape, linked to a weak core. Causing a swayback posture to develop. The stronger you’re core muscles are the better your back and posture will be.The best athletes have stronger core muscles than most. This is because all the most powerful athletic movements originate from your core.
Finally, having a strong core balances your posture. Great posture can only come from strong core muscles, there is no way around it. To avoid an irregular posture build continue to improve your core strength.