One of the biggest battle with any active person is finding time in the day for exercise. If you are a stay-at-home mom it can be even extra tricky because you still have to take care of your children while finding some time for yourself.
One of the most effective forms of exercise is walking which is also an easy exercise program to start. You will be able to set your own goals and limitations as you get started on with your new fitness plan.
People may try to persuade you to join a local gym but walking for exercise allows you the flexibility to exercise anywhere and anytime you want.
Even though an open schedule is good, when you are starting out it is important to schedule your walks. Pick a set time for the first three weeks and write it on your calendar.
Then you should plan everything else around your walking schedule. The reason you want to do this is because it can be very easy to break exercise commitments because you put someone else’s needs before your own. For three weeks, put your overall health and well-being first.
Start slow. It is also a good idea to start with two 10 minute brisk walks before committing to a full twenty minute power-walk. Unless you are extremely overweight and or have health problems, you should be able to start your walking program with the two daily exercise sessions and do this at least 5 days a week. I highly recommend you take a couple days off a week so you do not get burnt out.
Start your walking program on a Monday. If you really want to improve your health then also change your eating and sleeping habits.
By eating right and getting a good night’s rest every night you will see dramatic improvements in not only your health but also your overall well-being.
You can accomplish so much more if you maintain a healthy lifestyle while taking on a life-changing and possibly life-saving walking program.
Walking the weight off may be just what the doctor ordered, but please be sure and ask your doctor before you start this or any exercise program. In particular, you should talk to your doctor if you are twenty pounds or more overweight and haven’t been actively involved in an exercise program for some time.