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Sample Walking Workout for Lunchtime

Walking, it’s something we all know we should do more of, but often don’t.


The same for workouts, we all have good intentions, but don't always get round to doing it.


When is the one time of day you always have a break? Lunchtime.


Every working day, you know you’re going to have some scheduled rest time.

For most of us, scheduled rest time is rare.


We live hectic lives with our families and careers, and find it hard to fit in things like a workout.


So, why not use your lunch break to fit in a walking workout.


Walking is a great form of exercise, and you can easily turn it into a mini workout.


You might be thinking “how can walking be a workout, it’s just walking?”.


You’re right, walking is just walking.


We can’t change how you describe the movement.


Now let me use the example of running. Like walking, running is just a movement.


However, we all know running workouts vary greatly!


One day we might be doing sprint intervals, the next day running a marathon.


(Okay, a bit extreme, but you get my point).


The possibilities are endless.


Walking and running are just descriptions of movement.


So, why can’t we take running workouts and apply them to walking?


There is no reason we can’t, so that’s what we’re going to do.


There are a range of ways we can change up our walking workouts.


We can change our pace, duration, distance, terrain, and incline.


On your next lunchtime walk, try these different workouts to up your fitness and variety.


Workout 1: Duration

30 minutes at a fast pace.


Set a timer on your phone, and just walk for 30 minutes.


This isn’t just a casual stroll however, pick up those feet and walk a bit faster.


We’re not saying turn it into a run, but definitely pick the pace up to a point you can feel your heart rate increase above your average walking pace.


Workout 2: Pace

A bit of interval play.


Walk at a casual pace for 2 minutes, followed by 1 minute of fast paced walking.


Get a colleague involved, and spend 2 minutes chatting, 1 minute head down walking.


Repeat this 5 times.


Workout 3: Distance

Before you set out on your walk, go onto mapmyrun and create a 1.5mile loop around your office.


Not only do you get out in the fresh air, but you also might discover some new places in the area!


Workout 4: Terrain

You might not think terrain has any benefits, but recall a time you’ve walked through a muddy field, or on the sand.


It’s much more strain and effort to walk on a surface with an unsteady base. This means it’s a great choice for a workout.


If you’re lucky enough to work near a forest, or beach etc. utilise its resources and build it into your walk.


Workout 5: Incline

Uphill walking is great for your legs.


If you have a hill near you, build that into your walk - your bum will thank you for it!

 

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