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Walking for Fitness

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Walking can be a great way to improve your fitness and can be done virtually anywhere and anytime.  Intervals can be fantastic to add into walking routines to improve your fitness even further and impact cardiovascular health.  Follow this walking interval routine, based off one by Fitness Magazine, to add some variety and get your heart pumping.


Minutes                  Activity                  Effort Level (out of 10)

0-5                             Easy walk                                      4

5-10                           Moderate walk                              5

10-12                         Brisk walk                                      7-8

12-17                          Moderate walk                              5

17-20                         Brisk walk                                      7-8

20-25                         Moderate walk                             5

25-30                         Easy walk                                      4


Get out there and get moving!


Katherine Horner, MS, RD, LD, NASM-CPT, CES

Surgical Weight Loss Dietitian and Exercise Specialist

*photo from health.com