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Beginner Walking Workouts

A 12-Week Program that Builds Endurance

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EX-SKINNY60

8/29/2014 8:41:41 AM

I hope someone sent KEMOGANGAN the Leslie Sansone's web address because she DOES put out great free exercise videos there. I have many of her DVD's and my biggest problem came two years ago when I got really good at working the computer. ZAP! here I am sitting on my tush typing, and reading, and blogging WAY TOO MUCH! My plan is to tapper off, right? LOL!!! All addicts have withdrawal and this machine keeps me enthralled for hours! So, I have GOT to get away more often to do those exercises on my DVD's again. Wish me luck, folks!

GRATEFUL_DAWN

8/21/2014 9:45:45 AM

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I followed Dr. Andrew Weil's plan in his book, "Eight Weeks to Optimum Health."
week one starts with 10 minutes of walking, increasing by 5 minutes each week until one is walking 45 minutes.

Do whatever you can. It is always better to do something rather than nothing.

BURNINGTHYME101

5/26/2014 9:43:51 AM

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All this info is a great to know... I'm trying to figure out how to copy for myself.

BSL1956

1/19/2014 10:38:39 AM

I have COPD and stared walking 2 miles a day last week its tough but I made it. I already feel better am going to try for 4 miles next week

ANGELAAMY

12/30/2013 3:38:08 PM

about half a block is all I can walk thanks to bad back and arthritis everywhere. so I use a power chair, walk beside it as far as the body lets me, ( try to go a little farther each time ), then ride and rest a bit then walk some more. in stores I push the chair and walk, can stay on my feet whole shopping trip on a good day. recently got a mini trampoline with a balance bar for safety. can only do a little jogging in place on it but gets the heart rate up and less joint pressure than jogging on a solid surface so i'm doing as much as I can every day- am 220, should only be 130-160. I am gonna lose it !!!

RENEETC1

12/5/2013 10:19:55 AM

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I used to be able to walk for 45 min. and no trouble at all. Back problems have taken over so I can only walk for about 15 min. before my leg goes numb and I have to stop. When I walk I take this into consideration and don't do more than I can. I also use a recumbent bike that takes pressure off my back.

If you have health problems, do what you can. If that's just 5 min. a day, ok, it's better than nothing.

I like the looks of this workout. It's definitely geared for beginners or people who need to ease into a walking program. I also like Leslie Sansone's workouts.

THEMACK00

11/18/2013 1:39:03 PM

Can't Wait to start!

LANGLA2

11/14/2013 3:21:53 PM

Hi!I cope w.chronic pain&osteoarthristis.Can you suggest how much I should walk 2 lose little weight&feel better?Thx!

DELLMEL

10/24/2013 6:11:25 PM

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Great article. I love to walk. Thank you.

GRACIE10

10/9/2013 1:11:40 PM

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I honestly can't imagine taking 4 weeks to work up to walking 11 minutes. I'm in the obese category and started off at 30 minutes three times a week. Within 2 weeks I was up to 45 minute three times a week. (I'm 70 pound over my ideal weight.)

Who is this article geared towards?

CFORCELLA04

9/18/2013 2:13:29 PM

I quit smoking in February and gained 15 lbs! I want to lose 20! Wish me luck!

CHEROKEEFOX

5/3/2013 5:40:52 AM

I have been looking for a walking plan. Thank you!

CELTICMAID

4/6/2013 5:16:40 AM

Sorry,New here and asked a question......try again....
I walk up and down the stairs as I heard that13 steps 13times per day were minimum exercise.
I walk up and down the kitchen and do `kettles worth!`
What do the new and limited exercisers do _ would love to know what you do.

CELTICMAID

4/6/2013 5:11:29 AM

I think this is going to be hard, I Have heart condition, hereditary, high blood pressure and cholesterol, arthritis and asthma. Exercising is good and bad for me - so problematic. I cannot really do spark goals and really need and want to deal with this but not too strenuous and shorter periods = less, and slower progress for me. Any ideas?

ELLDOCKE

12/30/2012 10:27:16 AM

Thank you. My husband has been trapped in our house due to a needed surgery. We were looking for a way to start up walking again. Our ultimate goal is to be able to do trails again when we camp. This looks like a great way to build up. Not interested in videos that keep him in the house. WE BOTH need outside time for our health! Also, invested in good rain gear. As the ad says, we in the Northwest don't let 31 days of straight rain stop us from living outdoors!

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