Your 14-Day Fitness Plan to Work Up to 30 Minutes of Walking

Leslie Sansone
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Your 14-Day Fitness Plan to Work Up to 30 Minutes of Walking

Did you know that the first Wednesday in April is National Walking Day? On this day, the American Heart Association encourages everyone to walk for 30 minutes to kick off a monthlong celebration of heart-healthy fitness.

You may have heard that 30 minutes of exercise a day is the “right amount,” but 30 minutes can be scary if you haven’t been on a regular routine of exercise in a long while … or ever! There are many studies to back up the fact that even 5 minutes of brisk walking starts to positively impact your blood pressure. It helps to manage stress in a healthy way. It impacts your metabolism and your immune system. Small doses of brisk walking can be the best way to get started.

You don’t even have to step outside. Just take four steps forward, four steps in place, take four steps backward, four steps in place and repeat until your morning coffee is ready, or do this routine after any meal.

The following plan is designed to ease you into adding 30 minutes of walking to your day. Give it a try!


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About the Author

Leslie Sansone
Leslie Sansone

Leslie Sansone is America’s number-one walk expert and creator of the Walk at Home program. She believes that our bodies were made to move, and we can walk our way to health and wellness. She contributes her time, expertise and financial support to health organizations including the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, American Diabetic Association and Muscular Dystrophy Association. She was inducted into the National Fitness Hall of Fame in 2014.

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