Yes, it might be hard to just START, but believe me, exercising soon gets plain fun. Look for the Spark Sounds page, or make your own music play-list on deezer.com - that way you can exercise at home for no cost and have fun!!! cheers, Vic 2954 days ago
HI SPIONEN, and welcome to the Vermont SParker's: Yes we can team. Even though this is a small team we still give out the support. You'll find this to be a great sight full of information, and friendly people. Just take it slow and easy, and small steps. IF you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Also start with your start page there are a lot of videos and information for the beginner on that page. Good luck, and keep the momentum going. 2957 days ago
Thank you for visiting my page and leaving a comment. Actually a question so here is the answer.
I walk. That's it, I walk. I was told a mile is a mile and a step is a step. According to the Heart Asso 30 min a day of any walking is good for your heart.
I started with strolling, moderate walking and less than a mile. Then I upped it to 2 miles and was walking about 45 min so that would be about a 24min mile. But it wasn't really a full 2 miles.
It is only since Aug 1 when I was given a used pedometer that I "stepped up" my walking. I now average 5 miles in the morning and do this in 90-110 minutes or about 18-20 min per mile. But I don't really know how to power walk. I hold my arms like a power walker but mainly because I discovered it takes the strain off my lower back and helps to build momentum to keep walking. Anyone can walk, and if you get started you will soon discover that you will feel better on the days you do walk. I credit this and the Walk Away The Pounds videos with my inches lost, especially on my thighs which were always huge and now look so much skinnier!
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Good luck to you, I know you can do this! I wish Spark People and computers were available when I was 20 but better late than never!