10 Week Walking Programme 2010
Try our 10 Week Walking Plan to help you stick with those New years Resolutions.
Let's Step Out Together
I’VE ALWAYS BELIEVED LIFE is a series of highs and lows. The highs generally come from our hard work and endeavours and sometimes the lows just seem to happen and are often beyond our control.
It is the same when we are trying to make lifestyle changes. Attempts to walk regularly can be ambushed by a sick child or a crisis at the office. And some days you just can’t be bothered and the comfort food and the couch have much more appeal than the effort needed to put on the walking shoes.
But you are not alone and the magical community we have at Wonder Walkers bears testament to that.
Walking off the Weight
Most of the health problems that cause disability or early death are most commonly found in overweight people. About 1.3 million Kiwi adults are overweight and 826,000 are obese, according to the Ministry of Health. Excess fat alters the body's chemistry, which can lead to the development of diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, fatty liver and polycystic ovary syndrome.
Walk this Way
SLOW AND STEADY, they say, wins the race. But when Aesop penned his fable The Tortoise and the Hare to illustrate the point, he clearly hadn’t met anyone quite like Dame Susan Devoy.
New Zealand’s greatest ever squash player was born with her switch permanently set to high speed. And her turbo-charged life proves that fast and furious can produce truly stunning results – eight British Open squash titles and four World Championship crowns in a decade; more than 20 years of championing a numberm of charities, including a fund-raising walk the length of New Zealand for muscular dystrophy; and completing three Rotorua marathons. Not to mention having four sons – by Caesarean – in five years.
Wonder Walking Week By Week
Take up the challenge of walking your way to improved health with The Australian Women’s Weekly and Wonder Walkers. Wendy Sweet, Wonder Walkers’ health and fitness expert, has prepared a special10-week programme to help you boost your fitness and train for a walking event. So come on, stick the programme on the fridge or in your diary, dust-off your shoes and get walking.