So, now we know how beneficial walking can be for your health and overall well being, lets talk about some workouts shall we?

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The Heart-Health Walk

1. Walk at a normal pace for 5 minutes.

2.Then walk at a brisk pace for 5 minutes.

3. For 30 seconds walk as fast as possible, then return to a brisk pace for 2 minutes.  Repeat this cycle 10 times.

4. Cool down by walking at a normal pace for 5 minutes.

The Weight Loss Walk

1. Warm up by walking at a brisk pace for 2 minutes.  Then every 30 seconds start walking faster, until you are at a very fast walk.

2. Walk for 10 minutes as fast as you can without jogging.

3. Stop walking, and get on the ground.  Hold a plank for one minute. Then do 10 pushups followed by 20 forward leg lunges on each leg.

4. Walk for another 10 minutes as fast as you can without jogging.

5. Stop walking, and do 10 push ups. Then do 40 crunches.

6. Walk for 10 minutes as fast as you can without jogging.

7. Find a bench, and do 10 triceps dips. Then do 10 forward lunges on each leg, then hold a plank for 1 minute.

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The Whole Family Walk

1. Get outside with the family and go for a walk!

2. Notice how your body feels.

3. Talk about the tress around you, the birds chirping, how pretty the sky looks. Anything! Just enjoy your time as a family!

(All information taken from Real Simple’s February Issue. Real Simple has not compensated me for this review.  I just thought it was a great article and wanted to share!)

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