Is There a Beginner Interval Walking Plan I Could Follow?
Getting fit can sometimes feel impossible, especially if you have never worked out or used to but are now struggling to build back endurance and get back into a routine. We get that! But what if we told you that you could walk your way into a healthier, toner body and weight loss? A short interval walking routine can do that for you, while also improving your health.
Before you say "no way; I can't run," we're not referring to a walk-run interval plan. Our interval walking plan features steady state walking on a flat incline and interval walking on an incline to get your heart rate up. "Using a heart rate monitor, I found that my heart rate would get just as high walking on an incline as it did when I was steady state jogging without incline," says certified personal trainer Sarah Chadwell, NASM, who has used the technique in her own training.
Here's everything you need to know about interval walking, its benefits, and a 34-minute plan that'll get you started.