Aerobics for Loners
If youíre just starting an exercise program but you
donít want to work out with other people, there are still
plenty of options available to you.
The absolutely best
beginning workout (and one used by many people who are
experienced exercisers too), is walking.
Walking is low
impact, can be done as a warm-up and cool-down and then done
more quickly for the actual workout, and the only equipment
you need is a good pair of walking shoes.
The main concern in walking is that you pay attention to your
safety: pick a route where traffic isn’t insane, and where
strangers are unlikely to leap out at you from behind bushes.
Don’t walk at night
unless you live in a really safe place, and even then
you may consider getting some pepper spray in case you need to speak
briefly but sternly to a territorial dog.
If you do walk
at night, wear reflective clothing, and if you’re
walking on paths or through fields, take a flashlight to
avoid treading into a gopher hole. One last thing:
wherever and whenever you walk, take along your cell
phone, just in case.
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