1501 W. Beauregard
San Angelo, Texas 76901
Phone: (325) 658-7750
Fax: (325) 658-8381
Crisis: (800) 375-8965
or (325) 653-5933

Exercise
Resources
Basic InformationMore InformationLatest News
Get Active, Beat Lymphoma?Vigorous Exercise May Help Slow Parkinson's DiseaseIs There a Best Time of Day for Exercise?Moving More May Match Focused Exercise in PrediabetesHealth Tip: Preparing For Endurance ExercisesAre Women Naturally Fitter Than Men?Smoggy Streets May Make Daily Walk a Health Hazard7 Signs You'd Benefit From a Fitness AssessmentBetter Balance at Every AgeDon't Be a Dumbbell: Work Out With WeightsIntense Workouts May Boost MemoryThe Right Way to Use Resistance BandsFor Seniors, Any Physical Activity Is Better Than NoneNature Walks Nurture Family BondsAn Exercise Game Plan for BoomersEverything You Need to Know About Exercise and HydrationMale Triathletes May Be Harming Their HeartsHealth Tip: How Much Exercise Do You Need?Preventing Sports InjuriesExercise, Intervention Combos Associated With Lower Fall RiskIntensity of Exercise Affects Impact on Mortality RiskWhat Exercise Regimen Is Best for Healthy Weight Loss in Seniors?Turn Over a New Leaf This Fall -- Start ExercisingExercising With Asthma or AllergiesCould Too Much Exercise Be Bad for Men's Hearts?Even a Little Walking Can Lengthen Your LifeA 3x10 Exercise Plan That'll Work for YouHealth Tip: Make Exercise a HabitThe Value of Strength TrainingRegular Leisure-Time Exercise May Cut Incidence of DepressionHow to Start a Walking PlanOnline Game Could Boost Family FitnessHealth Tip: Running When the Weather Gets ColderHealth Tip: Help Prevent Sports InjuriesHealth Tip: Exercise Boosts Brain MetabolismUSPSTF Recommends Exercise for Preventing Falls in SeniorsPhysical Activity Tied to Lower Mortality, CVD on Global LevelHealth Tip: Do You Have Athlete's Foot?When It Comes to Exercise, Quality Trumps QuantityEven a Little More Activity Could Save Millions of LivesFor Men, Fitness Can Often Last a LifetimeStyling a Home GymDeath Risk From Triathlons May Be Higher Than ThoughtThe Truth About Exercise and Calorie BurnGetting Physical With a Personal TrainerHate to Work Out? Your DNA May Be to BlameGetting Fit as a FamilyMake Exercise a Work-in-ProgressBicyclist Deaths Rise in U.S., Men Are Likely VictimsHealth Tip: Get Moving and Stay Active
Questions and AnswersLinksBook Reviews
Related Topics

Health Tip: Planning Your Walking Workout

HealthDay News
by -- Diana Kohnle
Updated: Apr 19th 2017

(HealthDay News) -- If walking is your exercise of choice, reduce your risk of injury and split your trek into three stages: warming up, speeding up and cooling down.

The U.S. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases suggests:

  • Walking slowly to warm up.
  • After a few minutes, speed it up to a brisk pace. You should feel your heart rate rise but you should still be breathing and speaking easily.
  • Cool down by walking slowly for the last few minutes of your workout. Also practice slow, gentle stretches as part of your cool down.