Jan 1, 2020
This reference bonus podcast gives you tools to get started walking, once you are cleared to do so by your doctor. Walking is the most natural form of movement, and requires little equipment, so let’s get started together, pursuing Wellness While Walking!
LET’S TALK THE WALK!
ARTICLES AND BOOKS (some links are affiliate links)
Fitness Walking for Dummies by Liz Neporent
The article, “Starting a Walking Program," is published by the American College of Sports Medicine. They cover topics like the benefits of walking, equipment, safety, motivation, and technique.
The Mayo Clinic also has a short article out called “Get Walking with This 12 Week Walking Schedule.”
Arthritis.org has some advice for working around this condition.
For some other special conditions, the journal article called “Walking the Road to Fitness and Health” is an interesting journal article you may want to share with your doctor.
“Staying Active at any Size” by the National Institutes of Health, spells out a plan to gear up to exercise of all types, but features walking prominently, and the information really is applicable to anyone of any size.
The American Heart Association also has a set of articles about walking linked to here – they could be helpful whether you have a heart concern or not. Also, check out the menu of articles on the left hand side of the page.
All about Jessica Slaughter, our apartment-walking grandmother motivator.
“When to Get New Shoes” will help you decide when to replace your walking shoes.
“When It’s Time to Get New Walking Shoes” This one adds to the above by addressing how to maintain your walking shoes to last longer.
If you feel it’s safe to walk and listen and want your phone a little closer to your ear, you can try a cell phone armband like this one (make sure it works with your particular phone model)
Web MD’s Follow a Walking Plan
Neither I nor my podcast guests are doctors or healthcare professionals of any kind, and nothing on this podcast or associated content should be considered medical advice. The information provided by Wellness While Walking Podcast and associated material, by Whole Life Workshop and by Bermuda Road Wellness LLC is for informational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment, and before undertaking a new health care regimen, including walking.