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Beginner Walking Workouts

A 12-Week Program that Builds Endurance


    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 !!! - 12/30/2013 3:38:08 PM
  • 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. - 12/5/2013 10:19:55 AM
    Can't Wait to start! - 11/18/2013 1:39:03 PM
    Hi!I cope w.chronic pain&osteoarthristis.Can you suggest how much I should walk 2 lose little weight&feel better?Thx! - 11/14/2013 3:21:53 PM
  • Great article. I love to walk. Thank you. - 10/24/2013 6:11:25 PM
  • 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? - 10/9/2013 1:11:40 PM
    I quit smoking in February and gained 15 lbs! I want to lose 20! Wish me luck! - 9/18/2013 2:13:29 PM
    I have been looking for a walking plan. Thank you! - 5/3/2013 5:40:52 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. - 4/6/2013 5:16:40 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? - 4/6/2013 5:11:29 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!
    - 12/30/2012 10:27:16 AM
  • Pls does anyone know where I can download Leslie Sanone walk awsy the pound workout?or better still I don't mind if anyone can send ♍ε̲̣̣̣ a copy of the miles workout,my email address is,thk u so much - 12/12/2012 9:41:30 AM
    I think I will take the advice from others and do the Leslie Sansone walking dvds also. I own several of them and that way I can walk in all weather, in the safety of my house since it is so dark where I live (and we have wild critters, like skunks) and I usually walk early am or early evening. I can always walk the dogs once a day for an added bonus :) - 11/12/2012 11:55:57 AM
  • I use the walking and fitness videos by Leslie Sansone. You are walking in the house and adding so much more to your walk then walking outside. I started with the 1 mile video then did the 2 miles for quite awhile and this week I started on the 3 mile video.
    I love her walking videos. She did them for Nutrisystem and for the American Heart and Stroke Association. Best off you can get some of them for free - just download. Just do some searching on the internet. - 11/9/2012 11:24:06 AM
  • I started walking today after giving myself a talk,also tracking my steps.walked 1 mile at the center and did 11,831 steps not bad :)
    - 11/5/2012 8:17:59 PM

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