Build a Habit of Regular Walking

To make a habit of regular walking, try this 10-week plan:

Starting off:

Week 1 - two walks of 10 minutes each on three days of the week

Week 2 and 3 - two walks of 15 minutes each on four days of the week

Week 4 - two walks of 15 minutes each on five days of the week

Getting going:

Week 5 to 9 - two walks of 15 minutes each or one walk of 30 minutes, on five days of the week. Try to increase your pace slightly or include a route which has some inclines or uphill slopes

Staying with it:

Week 10 onwards - aim for a brisk pace and challenge yourself with steeper inclines or hills

Note:

If you find any week difficult then repeat the week and stay at that level until you are able to progress comfortably

If, from week 5 onwards, you cannot fit in a 30 minute continuous walk into your day then break it down into 10 minute walks or 15 minute walks

Please contact your doctor if you are unsure about starting a fitness programme

For more information on Stafford Borough's Walking for Health Initiative contact the Walking@staffordbc.gov.uk 

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