Walk Your Way to Better Health
By the Publishers of Prevention
Walk your way to better health. A healthy heart benefits from regular cardiovascular exercise. If you’re not a runner, you’re still in luck: Walking can be just as effective at keeping weight off, lowering blood pressure, and controlling cholesterol.
You can start these two heart-pumping walking plans today: Plan A if you’re brand-new to exercise and Plan B if you’ve been at it a while. Both versions prompt you to alternate between moderate- and fast-paced walking. This interval technique helps increase the number of calories you’ll burn — both during your workout and afterward. Do either of these plans at least three times a week.