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Walking Programs for Seniors

Sometimes a walking program is a good idea to get you started and keep you consciously motivated. If you’ve been sedentary for some time you may notice the body has a type inertia that needs to be overcome. Well, don’t worry because you’ll get those bones moving well again. Many seniors are at that point where they want to go walking and get active. If you find you’re having trouble sticking to a daily routine of walking get a friend out or use pedometers to give you some goals to shoot for.

There are ways to keep it in the forefront of your mind and that’s to use a program, using pedometers and walking every day at the same time. The walking program will help you set some goals and give you a sense of accomplishment. Even Olympic athletes need a program to help them with their rigorous training needs so never feel that you are alone in this. Everyone needs a little push once in a while to get going!

The program below begins with a very light schedule and progresses to more lengthy walking sessions.

 
Level
 
1
2
3
4
5
6
Distance to Walk (miles)
.5
.75
1
2
3
5
Top Speed (mph)
2
2
2.5
3
3
4
Walks per Week
2
2
3
3
4
6
Length of Time
7
10
12
25
20
25


The program above offers a slow start and moves you gradually up to a pace that will give you excellent health benefits. Every person is unique so please progress as you are able. Your body will tell you when it’s had enough. Just give it all you can and your health will improve.

Pedometers

To measure your walking distances order one of Bodytronic’s excellent pedometers. They are easy to operate and give you accurate estimates of how far you’ve walked. Some pedometers will allow you to enter the time you spent walking to determine how many steps you’ve taken during your walk. From that information it can tell you how many steps per minutes you take. Getting up to a certain level of steps per minute can maximize your aerobic conditioning.


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