• Walking Exercise

    Walking is a great form of aerobic exercise for overall health. 

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    Home Exercise Program - Walking; Clinical Exercise Physiologist

  • Walking Exercise - Heart Failure Exercise Program

    Walking is a great form of aerobic exercise for overall health. 


    It's great that you have a goal of incorporating regular walking into your routine for at least 30 minutes, five times per week. Walking is a low-impact exercise that offers numerous health benefits, including improved cardiovascular health, increased endurance, weight management, and stress reduction.

    To achieve your walking goal, you can either walk for 30 minutes continuously or break it up into shorter bouts throughout the day, such as three bouts of 10 minutes each. Breaking it up can make it more manageable and fit into your daily schedule.

    When walking, aim to maintain a pace where you can have a conversation comfortably but not sing a song or whistle. This indicates a moderate intensity level of exercise. If you find it difficult to hold a conversation, you may be walking too fast, while if you can easily sing or whistle, you may need to pick up the pace.

    To make your walking routine more challenging, consider choosing routes that have both hills and flat ground. Walking uphill adds resistance and intensifies the workout, helping to strengthen your leg muscles and burn more calories. Additionally, walking on varied terrain engages different muscles and enhances overall fitness.

    Before starting any exercise program, it's always a good idea to consult with your family physician, especially if you have any pre-existing medical conditions or concerns. They can provide personalized advice and guidance based on your specific needs and ensure that walking is safe and appropriate for you.

    In some cases, working with a trained clinical exercise physiologist or a multidisciplinary team consisting of a family physician, physiotherapist, registered dietitian, and athletic therapist can be beneficial. They can help create a tailored exercise and wellness plan, provide motivation, and offer ongoing support to help you manage your condition effectively.

    Remember, regularity and consistency are key to reaping the benefits of exercise. Gradually increase the duration or intensity of your walks over time as your fitness level improves. Enjoy your walks and make them a part of your healthy lifestyle.


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