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6 Week Walking Plan

Adapted from My Fitness Pal Walking incorporates so many things that make us healthy: sunshine, fresh air, movement. Here is a great 6-week program developed by Jessica Smith author of "Walk On." Who is with me to start this great program today? When it comes to your walking pace, gauge your intensity on a scale of 1–10 — a 5–6 effort should have you breathing quickly, but still allow you to carry on a conversation easily. An 8–9 effort should have you breathing very heavily and able to answer yes or no questions only. Since your intensity varies with your personal fitness level, vary your speed and power to reach the recommended effort range for each walk. POWER WALK This walk is steady but strong. After walking for 3 minutes...

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Pre- and Post-Workout Snacks

Pre- and post-workout snacks may feel overwhelming at times. It seems like there is conflicting information everywhere about whether or not to eat before and after a workout, eat carbs, don’t eat carbs, and many more. We have researched different places to round up the best information about pre- and post-workout snacks. The most important thing to remember is to listen to your body. Do what feels best for you. However, there are a few general rules of thumb to be aware of. Pre-workout snacks are essential for a good workout. They fuel your body and give you energy so that your body can operate at maximum capacity. The best time to eat a full meal is 2-3 hours before you exercise. This meal should contain...