After having several medical issues since the summer of 2007, this looks like the best way for me to get started I did 15 min. yesterday and it went ok.
10/12/2010 8:46:35 AM
I didn't know which article to read first...the procrastion or walking..since I ve been wanting to start to walk again for awhile...but keep putting off for??? what a better time to start...no such thing..right now is the best time...so thanks for the encourgement and today I begin my walking 12 week program according to sparks rules...lyn
Going for my first of many walks today. Really motivated thanks to this website to get up and get moving, dropping this excess off along the way.
8/8/2010 9:58:28 AM
I loved this article and began it immediately; only I didn't read carefully enough and walked every day. By the time I got to 11 minutes high intensity - I had to stay on that 2 weeks. (I have to walk every day or I just become a couch potatoe). So starting today, I to continue the program, properly this time, getting a day of rest between - and just taking a normal - to leisurely walk on the inbetween days.
I enjoyed this article. Very helpful in explaining how, when and for how long to get started walking for my best benefit! Often wondered many times how to increase walking and wondered exactly what I needed to do...thanks for helping me out!
This plan is quite easy to understand. 5-min for each warm up and cool down and increase 2-min every week for the walk briskly part. I've the motivation, plan and route to use but haven't found the perfect shoes!
its the first step...................................... ...............
5/18/2010 12:10:05 AM
tonight after watching the evening news and having a bowl of ceral....the last comment on the news was about Spark People's web site. Here I am.....I have Fibromyalgia and RA...I am 60 lab over weight. It is time to move !!! I have reade the articles and I am very impressed with what I am reading. Tomorrow is the DAY! I will start my walking and stretching and hopefully with encouragement from this site, I will overcome. Good luck to allBeginners as wellas my self....Here we go......Jo-Ann
5/12/2010 12:57:53 PM
Will start a streak of walking today... Thanks for the encouragement.
I'm happy to see this article. I used to walk years ago (a lot) and felt wonderful. Then the pounds crept up and I'm so out of shape. I got some devastating news about my health a couple of weeks ago and really need all the exercise I can muster.
I was surprised to read that if you have back problems or leg problems, the best thing you can do is exercise-Not lie in bed, but exercise! That's great to hear, now if I can just DO it!
Special thanks to doughnutknickers for her comment on the "shape up shoes". I was thinking of them this morning since a niece of mine was raving about them over the weekend. Of course, she is not really heavy so I was wondering if someone with a balance problem should start off with them and also, I was trying to think of what she called them so I could look up on the internet.
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