I have just begun walking and would like some suggestions for warming up. I plan to walk for half an hour a day. Thank you.
The best way to warm up for walking is to walk at a comfortable pace. After five to ten minutes, stop and do some gentle stretching. Target your calves, shins and hamstrings. Now you’re ready to step up the pace.
After your 30 minutes, cool down with a stroll and some more stretches. That’s the ideal. If you can only stretch once, do the first set. You’ll reduce your risk of injury and feel better during your walk.