Your doctor is absolutely your best resource. See them before you start your walking journey.
Tell them exactly what your doing and how you plan to do it. I know that they'll love the idea of you starting a program of walking. And that the best idea is to start slowly but most importantly get started right after your appointment. That very same day.
Listen to everything your doctor has to say because they have seen it all. And they have years of incredible experience working with individuals designing fitness and nutritional programs that really work.
I know that my doctor is awesome...
Fed up and fat! Hello world.
This is my first post and I mean ever. So please bear with me as I get going, tell my story and I promise to smooth out the rough edges along the way.
Let me start by introducing myself, I'm Mike and I love to walk. Sounds goofy. Really - walking is my primary form of aerobic exercise. I've been walking for over 13 years. The problem, I've walked 13,500 miles and now I need to catch a plane back home! A little help-anyone? Just kidding. LOL.
Now the really big but"t" and I mean literally and figuratively. I stopped walking from 2005 to 2007 and gained...
Baked Alaska and Arthur's Walk
There once was a turkey named Arthur, now you see Arthur was a very different turkey, because he lived in Alaska. It seems that he liked the winter, not because he did not want to be someone's Thanksgiving meal, in fact he never even heard of Thanksgiving!
One day Arthur was walking to the store, when he saw a bunch of people chasing after him! He followed his gutt, and suprisingly didn't run! He held up his feathery wing and said in his calmest voice he could have, "Um.....hello, my name is Arthur, and I'm pondering why you are chasing me?!".
A New Tradition- Exercise Thanksgiving Morning
Then Have that Meal to Remember at Grandma's.
SeaCoastOnline.com By Rachel M. Collins
November 26, 2009
Thanksgiving is undoubtedly a time for turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie and gravy.
But for many throughout the region, the holiday best known for giving thanks and piling the plates high, is also a time for getting some exercise.
"Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays," said Karyn Patry, of York, Maine. "It's all about spending time with our family."
For the Patrys that has always meant fitting in some...
Walking Away the Stress
OK, I've figured it out. I've been walking a little less each month for the last three months because of a busy work schedule. My monthly average dropped to around 75 miles per month but more importantly my days per week of walking fell off a cliff - 3 per week. This does not work for me! I've got to be out there walking five to six days per week or it show up in my daily life in other ways, not just at the waist line.
How does it show up in my life, you ask?
Well it show up it not ridding my life and body of stress and it shows up in not clearing my mind each day....
Weight loss is Attainable with a Little Effort
"The last thing you need is a burrito supreme." Said my friend Kenny. Ah, yes, it's good to have friends. Kenny was right, of course.
Sometime last winter I reached 191 pounds. When you're 5-5, there's no place to put that much weight.
It had been creeping up on me, starting sometime in the late summer of 1997 when I was assigned to write stories for the Portage Daily Register's football tab. I was driving all over central Wisconsin interviewing smarty-pants high school football players who tried to convince me that their names were...
What Is Walking Meditation?
I can only speak about my experiences walking for many years, when I walk after a short period of time my mind seems to clear. Once this clearing takes place my ability to see issues becomes more relaxed and my thoughts flow much more easily, allowing free and easy resolution or creativity. This article appearing at WildMind dot com takes an interesting look at walking and achieving a state of meditation.
Walking meditation is a form of meditation in action.
In walking meditation we use the experience of walking as our focus. We become mindful of our experience...
Walking For Fitness & Weight Loss
"2400 Miles in 22 Months Losing 34 Pounds Lost"
OK, what are you waiting for another Biggest Loser episode? Jillian screaming through the TV. Get off your butt and walk out that door.
I've lost 34.2 pounds the right way, walking 6 days a week with a goal to walk 1200 miles for 5 years and see what happens. Well, I'm at 2400 miles a little early this year but the method to the madness is proven.
If you walk, walk quickly and bite a little off every month - YOU WILL LOSE WEIGHT! And you get fit in the process, so again what are you waiting for, it's...