Adding 150 minutes of brisk walking to your routine each week can add a little over three years to your lifespan.*
Happy Valentine’s Day.
With so much love in the air on this day, why not take your valentine on a brisk walk today, so you are able to enjoy a potential three years or more healthy time together?
That is what I am doing today. I just can’t resist the bright sunshine and cool, fresh air, even though the temperature is sub freezing with a decent wind chill factor. The air is ever so refreshing and the sunlight is extra inviting on a February day in the Pennsylvania wood lands.
Now, what constitutes a brisk walk? That is different for all of you. Brisk, as a reminder, is somewhere in the middle of your RPE chart. Once again, this is different for all of you; because, you are all on a personal fitness level with personal goals.
A brisk walk could also be done with your HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) program. Just be sure to stay within your safe RPE (Rate of Perceived Exertion) that we talk about, while doing enough work to raise your heart rate.
Enjoy your nice long Valentine weekend.
Best of health to you and good bye.
image by Natalie~Personal Trainer~NAPS 2 B Fit…~Health Coach.
*source: American Council on Exercise.