Tips

Spring 2017 Lunch Walk Program



#1

Always consult your doctor before starting a lunchwalk program. You doctor may require a physcial exam, or have special instructions for you to follow during the program duration.


#2

Never overdue it!! Especially if this is your first walking program. Let you body adjust by gradually increasing the frequency and duration of your workouts.


#3

Make sure you wear the right shoes. In the world of walking/running shoes can go along way to helping you overcome the many hurdles you will face. Not every shoe is good for walking/running short/long distances.


#4

For the first few weeks do not push yourself too hard. If you are breathing so hard that you cannot answer a question then you are overdoing it. If you can have a full conversation then you are not doing enough.


#5

Set goals!! Start with small goals, that achieve a larger goal.. For example, if you wanted to be able to walk/run one mile then set smaller goals that split the mile up into 4 sections. Once you reach that 4 section goal, set a 2 section goal, and so forth.


#6

Keep track of the distance you cover per day. You will notice an improvement in your walking/running capabilities. Which will motivate you to push further and further!!


#7

Walking should not hurt, If you experience any kind of muscle, joint, chest or head pain, see your family physician right away. Please be safe.


#8

Safety first!! Always be safe when walking/running. Make sure to look before crossing streets, wear brightly colored eye attracting clothing that way you won't be injured by a vehicle. Make sure to keep an eye out on where you step so you don't surprise yourself by stepping into a pothole.


#9

Find a buddy!! There is no better motivator than other people. Also, there is safety in numbers.


#10

Change up the environment! Not only does this help change the scenery, but it also helps deter people from memorizing your whereabouts.

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