Thursday, April 19, 2012

Going From The Sleeper Bunk To Being Able To Walk A 5K

     So you want to keep on truckin' and you have to lose weight to keep your heart and diabetes under control or your sleep apnea is flaring up.  It is time to get a routine of health.  Walking is the best practice.  Start by getting some decent walking shoes.  It doesn't really matter what you wear because you are just starting out.  I would recommend daily casual wear and a stroll around a trail or local sidewalk.

     Lets start with 15 minutes a day.  Just walk for 15 minutes and you are done.  Don't stop during the walk and be sure to maintain a pace that you are comfortable with.  At the end of the walk, stretch your legs for at least 15 seconds a leg Do this twice for each leg one at a time and then repeat.  You are done!

      You should do this once every day, but every other day if you can't do it every day.  Don't hurt yourself.  If you can only go ten minutes, then that is all you can do, but try to do it every day.  You may not notice a difference right away, but after a few weeks of this, your heart rate should improve and you should notice that you are developing stamina and endurance.  

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