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2 Walking Workouts - Hate Running? Get Fit Walking ...

By Olga

Do you despise running as much as I do? But do you still envy those people who religiously jog in the parks? Well, I think I've got great news for you!

There truly IS a great way not to do what you hate (running) and get the results you love (hot bod and I-am-so-fit vibe)! This secret to getting fit is... walking!!!

It is said that every person has two doctors with him... his right leg & his left leg. A vigorous 5 mile walk can do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy man than any medicine or psychology. it is the easiest exercise for most individuals, one that can done without equipment except good shoes, in most terrains & weather & also in very old age.

- Bunny, 29 y. o. SEO Engineer

Oh, and one more reason to love walking - if you are also 5.6 and you wear high heels every single day, you will absolutely love those 30 minutes of walking! Because that's the time when you can finally put sneakers on and walk the streets of your city without killing your toes!

I hope you will enjoy this amazing Walking Workout I've found online and have been following for months now - it was composed by a notorious fitness expert Ray Browning, and it's by far one of the greatest workout routines out there!

1 The Walking Workout ...

Week 1

Day 1: 15 min. easy walk
Day 2: 15 min. moderately easy walk
Day 3: 20 min. easy walk
Day 4: OFF
Day 5: OFF

Week 2

Day 1: 20 min. easy walk
Day 2: 15 min. moderately easy walk
Day 3: 20 min. easy walk
Day 4: 20 min. moderately easy walk
Day 5: OFF

BTW, you should know that ...

Numerous studies have been done on walking. These studies have confirmed that the many powerful benefits of walking include:

* Helps control weight and successfully manage it.
* Helps control blood pressure.
* Decreases the risk of heart attack.
* Boosts the levels of HDL (“good cholesterol”) and reduces the levels of LDL (“bad cholesterol”).
* Helps promote longevity.
* Decreases the risk of stroke.
* Reduces the risk of breast cancer...

- Raymond Salas, Energy Healer

Week 3

Day 1: 25 min. easy walk
Day 2: OFF
Day 3: 20 min. easy walk
Day 4: Moderately easy walk 4 min., speed walk 1 min.; repeat for 15 min. total
Day 5: OFF

Week 4

Day 1: 30 min. easy walk
Day 2: 25 min. moderately easy walk
Day 3: 25 min. easy walk
Day 4: Moderately easy walk 4 min., speed walk 1 min.; repeat for 20 min. total
Day 5: 25 min. moderately easy walk

Week 5

Day 1: 30 min. easy walk
Day 2: Moderately easy walk 3 min., speed walk 2 min.; repeat for 25 min. total
Day 3: 30 min. easy walk
Day 4: Moderately easy walk 3 min., speed walk 2 min.; repeat for 20 min. total
Day 5: 30 min. moderately easy walk

Week 6

Day 1: 35 min. easy walk
Day 2: Moderately easy walk 3 min., speed walk 2 min.; repeat for 25 min. total
Day 3: 30 min. easy walk
Day 4: Moderately easy walk 2 min., speed walk 3 min.; repeat for 25 min. total
Day 5: 30 min. moderately easy walk

2 The Walk/Run Workout (Advanced Level) ...

In case you feel like this Walking Workout became too easy for you, you can move to the next level: The Walk/Run Workout:

**Week 1 **

Day 1: 25 min. easy walk
Day 2: Moderately easy walk 4 min., moderate run 1 min.; repeat for 20 min. total
Day 3: 30 min. easy walk
Day 4: 25 min. moderately easy walk
Day 5: OFF

Week 2

Day 1: 30 min. easy walk
Day 2: Moderately easy walk 3 min., moderate run 2 min.; repeat for 25 min. total
Day 3: 30 min. easy walk
Day 4: 25 min. moderately easy walk
Day 5: OFF

Week 3

Day 1: 30 min. easy walk
Day 2: Moderately easy walk 3 min., moderate run 3 min.; repeat for 18-24 min. total

Day 3: Moderately easy walk 2 min., moderately easy run 2 min.; repeat for 24-26 min. total
Day 4: 30 min. easy walk
Day 5: Moderately easy walk 2 min., moderately easy run 2 min.; repeat for 24-26 min. total

Week 4

Day 1: 35 min. easy walk
Day 2: Moderately easy walk 2 min., moderate run 3 min.; repeat for 25 min. total
Day 3: 30 min. moderately easy walk
Day 4: 30 min. easy walk
Day 5: Moderately easy walk 2 min., moderate run 3 min.; repeat for 20 min. total

Week 5

Day 1: 40 min. easy walk
Day 2: Moderately hard run 2 min., easy walk 2 min.; repeat for 28-32 min. total
Day 3: 30 min. moderately easy walk
Day 4: 30 min. easy walk
Day 5: Moderately easy walk 1 min., moderate run 4 min.; repeat for 25 min. total

Week 6

Day 1: 40 min. easy walk
Day 2: Moderately hard run 2 min., easy walk 1 min.; repeat for 24 min. total
Day 3: Moderately easy walk 1 min., moderately easy run 1 min.; repeat for 30 min. total
Day 4: 30 min. easy walk
Day 5: Moderately easy walk 1 min., moderate run 5 min.; repeat for 30 min. total

So, have you ever tried walking or running? Which you like best?
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