After a long, fun summer, the kids head back to school. It is a great time for moms and dads to start a new fitness routine. The Seattle area is filled with opportunities for exercise, both free or paid.
Walking is one of the best, over-all forms of exercise for the human body. It is a low-impact aerobic exercise that burns excessive calories and fat stores. Outdoor walking can be done at a local park, in the neighborhood, or on a treadmill in a local gym.
The easiest way to begin and continue a walking regiment is to do it with a friend. It is a great way to see friends, exchange ideas, and get physically fit. A work-out partner helps keep the fitness changes happening, by being a motivation to keep exercising.
Running is another aerobic exercise. It is high-impact, due to the force of the feet hitting the surface being run upon. The best way to enter into a running routine is to start with walking. When walking becomes easy, it is easy to add segments of running to the routine, until it is easy to run the entire exercise route.
It is always advisable to consult with a physician before starting an exercise routine.