If you’ve decided to get rid of excess weight, then you’ll have most probably have made some sort of workout plan.

But you likely haven’t worked out for some time, so you have no idea where to start. It may even feel a little frightening, commitment wise.

You’re lucky because it’s not that confusing or hard to do – merely start walking.

Whatever workout routine you decide upon, walking should be an integral part of it.

There are many ways you can fit walking into your everyday schedule. This is simple if you have a dog – simply take it for no less than 10-minute walk daily. 10 minutes may not be a long time to walk, but in a month, or even a week, it adds up quickly. Want some more exercise? Take Fido for two walks every day.

If you don’t live too far away from your office walk there, or at least a part of the way.  Regardless of how far you are from your place of work, you can work something out to get a little exercise on the way there. Of course, you are going to have to walk back at the end of your work day, too, so that doubles your workout – which is great! If you get on the bus to work, you can just try to begin using a stop that’s a little farther from either end. Adding more walking into your day-to-day schedule is a breeze.

Walking is great for your body and general health. The reason is that walking is one of the most effective aerobic workouts. This means it’s not just terrific for your heart, but you’ll get rid of extra pounds also.

You don’t have to worry about overworking your joints or muscles like when running since you can walk as slowly as you need to.



My brother is really slim (but he eats a lot of junk food) and I asked him how he remains lean. He tells me doesn’t have an idea how he manages to do it, but he did tell me that he walks a lot each day. When he reminded me of that, things abruptly made sense. You don’t have a good excuse not to exercise when walking is so uncomplicated.

When you establish walking as a part of your daily routine, it will become more painless to stay with it, and as a bonus, you’ll begin to notice you’re getting thinner, too. By walking you’ll also feel better and you won’t be discouraged by it as it’s not high impact at all, which will make you feel more motivated.

The more frequent you walk, the more you’ll be wanting to walk . . . and the faster you’ll want to walk. This is fantastic; whenever you’re ready. Try walking faster or, if you’re feeling really self-confident, you could jog. And you can progress to even more difficult workout programs if you want.

Everyone on the road to fitness needs to start somewhere, so start with something that comes easy, gets you outside and gets you on your way to a more healthy lifestyle.

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