- Q What is the most important aspect of an exercise program?
Rick Olderman, Physical TherapyThat depends on your goals. Do you have a history of injuries? If so, understanding the root causes of your injuries and then developing your exercise program around them would be the most important aspect of your exercise program. If your goals are for... Full Answer
- Q How can I make walking part of my life?
Phil Holbrook , FitnessOne can make walking part of an individual’s life by taking steps towards developing a daily habit of movement. Some of the best ways to incorporate walking is to park at a comfortable but challenging distance, or go walking outdoors with... Full Answer
- Q How can I make walking a habit?
Michelle Theis , FitnessIf you think about it, walking is probably already a habit for you. Maybe just not in the way you think... If you attached a pedometer to yourself and kept track of your daily steps just in your regular activities, I bet you'd be surprised at how far... Full Answer
- Q What are realistic goals I can set when walking for fitness?
Kristy Kevitt - NASM Elite Trainer, FitnessWalking is a great way to increase fitness. When setting goals of any kind it’s important to understand where point “A” is first. Access your current walking fitness level. How long can you walk? What is your intensity level, best... Full Answer
- Q What foods should I eat when starting a walking program?
Jill Goldstein - NASM Elite Trainer, FitnessPersonally, the distances I generally walk/run I tend to do my cardio without eating. The theory behind this is that there are no carbohydrates in your system to burn, so it will burn the glycogen and fat in your system. Then, within 30... Full Answer
- Q What is over striding?
Ruben Cervantes - NASM Elite Trainer, FitnessRegular striding is when the foot hits the ground at your bodies center of gravity. over striding is when the foot hits in front of the center of gravity. This can do a number of different things detrimental to the body and wasteful energy. Full Answer
- Q How can I make my daily walk more interesting?
Dr. Dawn Marcus, NeurologyMake sure you vary your walk location to help keep walks interesting for you. If you usually turn right when you leave the house, try turning left instead. Look for nearby areas that provide greater physical challenges, like hills, ruts to jump... Full Answer
- Q What can I do if I reach a walking plateau?
Joan Roth , FitnessBreak through it! Our bodies adapt to activity fairly quickly and need to add challenge and change every 4-6 weeks to continue a progression. Walking is no different. To push through a walking plateau, trying mixing... Full Answer